Cape City (Afrikaans: Kaapstad Xhosa: iKapa) is the third most populous town South Africa, capital of the province of the Western Cape, and the country’s Legislative Money – such as becoming dwelling to the National Parliament. As of 2001, the town experienced an approximated populace of 2,893,251.

Cape City is found on the coastline, at the northern end of the Cape Peninsula. There are about 70 peaks around 1,000 ft (305 meters) tall in just the metropolis limits, but most substantially, the city is neglected by Table Mountain, which is a flat-topped mountain (roughly 2 miles (3 kilometers) from aspect to aspect, and surrounded by steep cliffs) rising to 3,563 toes (1,086 meters). Due to the fact the plateau is generally topped with a slim layer of cloud, it is locals usually affectionately connect with it “the tablecloth”. To the West and East of the plateau, two other spectacular functions stand out – Lion’s Head and Devil’s Peak. People to Desk Mountain can ascend it on a cable auto method (the Table Mountain Cableway) or by a single of quite a few climbing trails – and are rewarded by some actually stunning views from the summit. There are also services for rock climbing, and for caving – unusually for a sandstone attribute, Desk Mountain incorporates some massive cave units.

There are a lot of other sites to see in Cape Town, which include quite a few excellent shorelines, quite a few cultural and nightlife things to do, and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, which is a leading shopping venue as effectively as staying residence to the outstanding Two Oceans Aquarium. You can also get a ferry from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront to one of the close by seal colonies, or to Robben Island (Afrikaans: Robben Eiland) exactly where Nelson Mandela and several other anti-apartheid activists ended up imprisoned for several a long time.