Table mountain peak crowned by superb, Cape Town is a very modern city - design hotels, trendy restaurants, bars and glamorous white sand beaches. The city is located in the southern tip of the continent, and a few kilometers of it is Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was exiled for 20 years and Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve offers a beautiful view over the ocean, an exceptional wildlife and trails for hiking in nature. The streets are full of malls, shops with traditional handicrafts and fabrics, fashion houses, art galleries and luxury hotels.
Little by little, Cape Town has become the Miami of the African continent. Despite the facade, visitors should not forget that Africa is one of the most violent places on earth. When you start exploring the town, you should always be accompanied by a local or organized tours to contract, otherwise you begin to have doubts and inconveniences residents. It is recommended that large sums of money, jewelry and other valuables should be left to the hotel. Perhaps the greatest culture shock it is subtle and constant discomfort - locals never know where there might be a reason for violence.
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