Cape Town, South Africa, the most dangerous city in the world offers a wealth of unforgettable sites to the adventuresome tourist. Here are six of them:
1. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, founded in 1913 consists of one of the largest collections of plants and trees indigenous to South Africa. History buffs will want to stroll down an avenue of camphor trees and fig trees planted by Cecil Rhodes in 1898.
2. Robben Island is a World Heritage Site. During the apartheid years it was used to imprison opponents of apartheid. Nelson Mandela spent more than twenty-five years in this prison.
3. The District Six Museum serves as a memorial to the 60,000 people who were forcibly removed from the inner-city residential area known as District Six. There is a huge collection of photographs, paintings, artifacts, and videos commemorating the former inhabitants of District Six.
4. Boulders Penguin Colony is home to the vulnerable African Penguin. Wooden walkways allow visitors to walk among these appealing little personalities.
5. Cape of Good Hope offers breathtaking scenic walks. It is the legendary home of The Flying Dutchman. Despite its harsh reputation among early navigators as a “Cape of Storms”, the Cape of Good Hope is also a place of tranquility and beauty.
6. Khyalitsha Township is the largest township in South Africa and the home of over 2,000,000 people struggling to make a better life for themselves. It is indeed an inspiration to see the results of their entrepreneurial spirit.