Cape Town – An Overview

Cape Town is an amazing city. Considered the Tourism capital of South Africa, it is a place that those fortunate enough to visit from abroad leave with a strong desire to return again. This post is an overview of this beautiful City and is a compilation of snippets from different sites that are relevant to this topic. We have included the links so that you can visit these sites to get more insight into your area of interest.

We’ll kick it of with a formal overview from Wikipedia:

Cape Town (Afrikaans: Kaapstad [ˈkɑːpstɐt]; Xhosa: Ikapa) is a coastal city in South Africa. It ranks third among the most populous urban areas in South Africa, after Johannesburg and Durban, and has roughly the same population as the Durban Metropolitan Area.[7] It is also the provincial capital and primate city of the Western Cape.

As the seat of the National Parliament it is also the legislative capital of the country. It forms part of the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality. The city is famous for its harbour, for its natural setting in the Cape Floristic Region, as well as for such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. As of 2014, it is the 10th most populous city in Africa and home to 64% of the Western Cape’s population.[8] It is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, reflecting its role as a major destination for immigrants and expatriates[9] to South Africa. The city was named the World Design Capital for 2014 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design.[10] In 2014, Cape Town was named the best place in the world to visit by both the American New York Times[11] and the British Daily Telegraph.[12]

Get more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Town

From Cape Town Travel:

Understanding Cape Town

When navigating Cape Town, it’s easiest to think of it in eight areas, each with their own offerings and special character. These divisions are purely for navigational purposes, however, and we encourage you to discover and enjoy the full range of possibilities Cape Town has to offer.

ATLANTIC SEABOARD AND CITY CENTRE

The Atlantic Seaboard, also known as Cape Town’s “Riviera”, stretches from the V&A Waterfront on the north shore of Table Mountain, all the way down the west side of the Cape Peninsula, stopping just short of Hout Bay. It takes in Green Point, Sea Point, Fresnaye, Bantry Bay, Camps Bay, Bakoven, Oudekraal and Llandudno along the way, and includes some of the world’s finest beaches and trendy seafront hot spots. These are all connected by a picturesque scenic drive, flanked by the Twelve Apostles mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean.

PENINSULA

The Peninsula is home to one of the world’s most spectacular passes, Chapman’s Peak Drive, as well as seaside villages and suburbs that remain far from the madding crowd. Cape Point is where the cold Benguela current on the west coast and the warm Agulhus current on the east coast merge, often in cataclysmic confrontation. It is also one of the highest sea cliffs in the world – 249m above sea level. The Peninsula is made up of Hout Bay, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Noordhoek, Kommetjie, Scarborough, Cape Point, Simon’s Town, Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay, St James and Muizenburg. (Read more: http://www.capetown.travel/content/page/maps-guides)

From Cape Town.Gov on Investing in Cape Town

Investing in the City of Cape Town

The City of Cape Town is dedicated to providing current and future investors with up-to-date and relevant information so that they are able to make the best possible investment decisions.

To access the City’s latest credit rating from Moody’s Investors Service…

For more information on the City’s long-term borrowings…

To access the City’s latest financial statements and Section 33 Contracts having future budgetary implications…

Go here to get access to the topics listed above: https://www.capetown.gov.za/en/visitcapetown/Pages/Businesstradeinvestment.aspx

 

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