Interesting Facts about Cape Town
Name: “Mother City”
Population:Approximately 5.5-million people live in Cape Town, South Africa’s second most-populated city.
Climate: Cape Town’s climate is on par with California and the Mediterranean. The winter season starts in May and ends in September and is generally a wet and windy season. Summer starts from November to March.
Language: English, Afrikaans and Xhoza
Local chitchat: Hello: Howzit
Good Morning: Mholo (Xhoza)
: Goeie More (Afrikaans)
Thank you: Baie Dankie-“Buy a Donkey” (Afrikaans)
: Enkosi (Xhoza)
Food: Braai, pap (porridge), milk tart, biltong, koeksusters, bobotie.
- Table Mountain
- Cape Peninsula and Cape of Good Hope
- Robben Island
- V&A Waterfront
- Whale spotting (seasonal)
- Signal Hill
- Lions Head
✓ Cape Town has once again been crowned as the number one city in Africa for business tourism events by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). It is the fourth consecutive win for the city-
✓ Cape Town breweries top the South African list for the best locations to visit across the world by travel experts Lonely Planet, in a new book exploring the vibrant world of craft beer, Lonely Planet’s Global Beer Tour. The selected brewers, taprooms and breweries are in 30 countries across five continents.
✓ Western Cape voted Golf Destination of the Year, 2017, Africa and Gulf States (IAGTO – International Association of Golf Tour Operators).
✓ Cape Town announced as number one city globally for tattoo affordability and studio availability according to the YEAY App and Global Tattoo Index.
✓ Cape Town was appointed the best place in the world to visit by the New York Times in 2014
✓Cape Town was the first city outside Europe to get Blue Flag status due to its high water quality, fantastic facilities, safety and cleanliness.
✓Table Mountain voted one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World