10 Fun Facts about Cape Town

  • Table Mountain is the biggest tourist attraction in all of Africa. Close to 1 million people travel to the top of the mountain via the cable way every year.
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  • Covering an area of more than 123 hectares, The V&A Waterfront attracts more than 24 million visitors a year.
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  • The ‘Cape Floral Kingdom’ is 1 of a kind with approximately 7000 indigenous species .
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  • Newslands Stadium is the second oldest rugby stadium in the world! The first match was played in 1890 with 2400 spectators.
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  • Cape Town is one of the youngest regions in the world with half of the population being younger than 25 years old.
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  • Cape Town was chosen as the best place in the world to visit by the New York Times in 2014.
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  • Is home to the largest museum of contemporary African art in the world. Covering 6,000 square meters over nine floors .
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  • The Jack Ass Penguin is Africa’s only penguin species. It is only found on the South-Western coast of Africa. In the 1980’s, only two breeding pairs of African Penguins arrived on the mainland near Cape Town and never left.
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  • Cape Town has the worlds longest wine routes. Route 62 runs for 850 kilometers and ends in Port Elizabeth.
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  • The Bastion fort built in the 17th century, AKA The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest building in South Africa. Originally located on the coastline of Table Bay, following land reclamation the fort is now located inland.
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