Dominated by the Table Mountain and its silhouette, Cape Town is certainly the most exciting city in South Africa
. Founded in 1652 by the Dutch, the former colony is now a sprawling city whose dynamism immediately strikes the visitor; it is highly cosmopolitan, although still in turmoil. It has pieces of Africa
. From the buildings in the business district to the colourful cottages in the Malay quarter, Cape Town is surprising with its architectural diversity and cultural eclecticism.
Beyond its attractive urban outlook, the city also has very attractive surroundings, offering numerous hiking opportunities.
The cost of living here remains much less expensive than in Europe and offers hospitality of outstanding quality.