Take flights to Cape Town Airport and the first thing you’ll see as you make your way out is Table Mountain. A spectacular sight to behold, it dominates the skyline wherever you are in the South African city. Known as the Mother City, Cape Town offers an unforgettable travel experience with a rich history and the promise of an amazing future. Head out to Bo-Kaap, at the bottom of Signal Hill. Also called the Malay Quarter, it has been a popular location for film shoots, as there are lots of brightly-coloured buildings, quaint streets, a mosque and a museum. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is where you can view the hugely diverse and beautiful plants and flowers in what most acknowledge to be one of the most stunning gardens in the world. In Gansbaai, you can hire a boat and head out to sea to go shark baiting (with professionals of course).
The stunning coastal area also boasts the incredible Seal Island, where nearly 100,000 sea lions live. Those with Cape Town flights should get the whole story of the city and a visit to the District Six Museum is essential. District Six tells the story of some of Cape Town’s darkest days when a multi-racial area remained so, rather than become “whites only,” as decreed by the government. Eventually, they evicted the residents and bulldozed their homes. When you book return flights to Cape Town, ensure you make time to sample the local cuisine. There are plenty of restaurants serving great seafood in particular, prepared by world-class chefs in restaurants across the city. Top of the must-do list for those taking direct flights to Cape Town is a cable-car ride to the top of Table Mountain. It is one adventure you just cannot miss out on.