The city of about 3,740,000 inhabitants is located in the very southwest of South Africa, directly on the five-kilometer-deep Table Bay. The city's prominent landmark, Table Mountain, is 1087 meters high and covers an area of about 6500 hectares. Cape Town - the city got its name from the Cape of Good Hope, which is only 45 kilometers away - was founded as early as 1652 as a supply station for Dutch ships on their way to Indonesia. The Cape of Good Hope - also known as "Cape of Storms" - has long been a passage feared by sailors on the sea route to India. Formerly an important stop on the trade routes, Cape Town was able to develop into a modern metropolis that is still economically significant today. Just outside Cape Town is Robben Island, the prison island where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in captivity. Due to its location on the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town enjoys a year-round mild climate with comparatively abundant sunshine. Due to the climatic conditions, the region is ideally suited for viticulture.
In addition to the Cape of Good Hope, Table Mountain and Robben Island, Cape Town offers its visitors a number of other interesting sights. A wonderful view of the city can be enjoyed, for example, from the 1002 meter high Devil's Peak. It is also interesting to walk through the vibrant Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, the harbor district of Cape Town. Here you will find boutiques, restaurants and museums, as well as the Two Oceans Aquarium. Garden lovers should not miss the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. This is considered one of the most beautiful of its kind - worldwide. Another natural tourist attraction is the penguin colony on the shore of False Bay. A magnificent view of the Atlantic Ocean can be enjoyed on a drive along the coastal road Chapmans Peak Drive.
Summer in Cape Town is characterized by warm and dry weather, although it never gets uncomfortably hot due to its location directly on the Atlantic Ocean. The warmest summer months are January and February, with an average of 28 and 29 °C, respectively. It gets cooler from April onwards, with the months of June to August - ergo the winter months - being particularly cool, with an average of 19 °C. It also rains quite a bit during this time, with an average of 16 rainy days during these months. Humidity remains about the same throughout the year at over 70%. The peak tourist season runs from November to February, when it is also vacation time in Cape Town.