8 reasons to fall in love with Cape Town
Cape Town is a beautiful and vibrant city - I may be biased because I live here but don't take my word for it. Pictures speak louder than words, so take in the best of the Mother City with this top pick of images.
1. The Twelve Apostles
This distinct mountain range follows the Atlantic coast.
2. Views from Table Mountain
Spectacular views onto Lion's Head and Seapoint from Table Mountain.
3. Camps Bay
Popular for summer parties and a beautiful beach, it's often called paradise.
4. The Boulders Bay penguins
A short drive away is Simon's Town, a popular tourist hotspot because a group of African penguins have made this perfect seaside cove their home.
5. Cape Point
Known as the Cape of Storms, this is the most south-westerly tip of Africa and is within an hour's drive of the city.
6. Iconic vistas
The famous view of table mountain can be seen from the northern beaches.
7. Wonderful winelands
The Cape winelands including Franschhoek are not far away.
The Bo-Kaap area, once known as the Malay Quarter, is an historic area, much photographed for its brightly coloured houses.