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Cape Town is the second-most populous city in South Africa, a provincial capital of the Western Cape, as well as a seat of the National Parliament, and South Africa’s most popular tourist destination. It is a part of the City of Cape Town metropolitan region, with more than three point seven million inhabitants. The city is well-known for its harbour and the Cape floral kingdom (Table Mountain and Cape Point). Its city centre is located between the Table Mountain and Table Bay. Cape Town has been named the World Design Capital for 2014.
Cape Town is the economic, government, and manufacturing centre in the Western Cape Province, due to its harbour and airport. The National Parliament of South Africa is located here, as well as the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The city has experienced a boom in real estate and the construction market in recent years, and has four major commercial nodes (Central Business District, Century City, Claremont, and the Bellville/TygerValley strip). Cape Town is home to the Koeberg nuclear power station. There are several print media and broadcast companies with office space in the city, including Independent News and Media, Naspers, and South African Broadcasting Corporation. There also several universities in the area of Cape Town, including University of Cape Town, the University of the Western Cape and Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Cape Town has a lot to offer in terms of sights and activities. The most popular commercial sports in the city include cricket, football, swimming, and rugby. Major sights include the historical neighbourhood Bo-Kaap, the oldest South African building - The Castle of Good Hope, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Robben Island, and the Two Oceans Aquarium. Cape Town has a variety of restaurants offering diverse cuisine options include Italian cuisine at Col’Cacchio Pizzeria, delicious Chinese fare at Jewel Tavern, vegetarians will love Lolas and for a traditional taste of Africa why not try Mama Africa.
Getting to Cape Town is quite easy, as it has its own airport – Cape Town International Airport, serving both domestic and international flights. Located 13 miles from the city centre, this is the second-largest airport in the country. Other travel possibilities in the city include boat, rail, Metrorail commuter service, car, bus, and taxi service.