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Situated on the south-western tip of Africa, Cape Town and the Western Cape is recognised as one of the most beautiful places on earth. It is a cosmopolitan destination where cultural diversity creates an exciting vibrancy and adds to its creativity. It has wine farms and produces some of the best wines in the world. It boasts the scenic splendour of the famous Garden Route where whales gather in shore every year and where the indigenous forests of Knysna cloak the slopes of the Outeniqua Mountains and more. The Western Cape is the most varied of the provinces for its history and tourist attractions.
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Land Area 129 379km
Population 5278 585
Capital Cape Town
The Western Cape enjoys great weather. The warm languid summers and mild, moist winter conditions perfectly sum up the mediterranean climate of Cape Town and the Western Cape.
Pop down to the coast in summertime and you’re looking at pleasant lows of 15°C (59°F) to highs of 27°C (80.6°F). Go inland and you’ll be shedding layers as temperatures are between 3-5 degrees higher.
As for winter, along the coast you’ll find the mercury dropping to a mild 7°C (44.6°F) at night then rising to a comfortable 18°C (64.4°F) by day. But go inland, and wake up to clear crisp mornings that burst onto the scene with an invigorating 5°C (41°F), and midday temperatures that often climb to 22°C (71.6°F).
March and April signals the arrival of idyllic Cape weather. Summer's intense heat subsides, the wind gentles to a lullaby and AUTUMN/FALL casts its crimson, orange and yellow mantle over the vineyards, generating red, russet vistas spreading from mountain tops to the sea.
From May to July, the snow-capped peaks of the Cape Winelands and the Cederberg sees us cosying up to crackling log fires and steaming cups of hot chocolate in restaurants and coffee shops. Besides being the rainy season, WINTER it is also the gourmet season with rich stews and mouth watering roasts going a long way to banish cloudy days.
August to October heralds the onset of SPRING. Winter is exiled and gives way to the sun and spectacular profusions of wild flower displays. Soon we’re rushing back to the Cape’s world-famous coastline of perfectly pristine beaches. Same goes for surfers and wind sport enthusiasts as the Cape Doctor, the southeaster wind, puffs gusty winds across the seas.
November arrives and SUMMER with it. Lasting until February this is the period of long 14 hour days of sunshine. Beaching and other outdoor activities are at a peak – often starting early or in the cooler afternoons to avoid the heat of the summer sun.
The road infrastructure is good. Suitable for all types of vehicles. Cape Town International Airport is served by 20 international airlines on a weekly basis, linking the destination to every major global hub.
Cape Town International
Good Internet access
All major routes and towns have good mobile phone reception
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