Around Cape Town – The Mother City, there is an abundance of beautiful places to visit and all a short distance from the airport. Kirstenbosch gardens in the Southern suburbs of Cape Town, has some of the most rare species of plants and captivating views of Table Mountain which are a photographers dream. These gardens also offer some spectacular walks up the back of the mountain which provides a perfect setting for some photos which overlook the whole of the south of Cape Town. Further down the map of the city, little costal towns such as Muizenburg contain amazing coffee shops and delicatessens and towns such as Simonstown offer you the chance to visit their beaches and spend time with the penguins.
The beaches in Cape Town are some of the most sensational that the world has to offer and are a definite must see when driving around the Mother City. Clifton beach with its white sand and intoxicating views of both the mountain and the beach is a popular tourist attraction as well as local hang out for yachts and speedboats. This beach is perfectly situated for a drive through the 12 apostles, which is the northern side of Table Mountain. This drive is what dreams are made of as you twist and turn along, watching the clouds gently roll over from the south and leave its witnesses awestruck from its sheer beauty.
The weather in Cape Town can be a bit unpredictable due to the south easterly winds that blow over the city from the south. But this should not be a deterrent when visiting this city as quite commonly what happens is that the weather on one side of the mountain is completely different from that on the other side of the mountain. This also allows for some amazing photos to be taken of this phenomenon even if it means that you cannot take the cable cart up Table Mountain that day. It is the natural exquisiteness of this city that has placed it on the international tourism map. As soon as you leave the airport and start to drive towards the city, the mountain entices the visitors of this great city to explore what is on either side of it and makes it a requirement to drive around the Mother City of South Africa.