Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town has all the luxuries of modern cities, yet retains an inexpensive economy. It is dominated by the spectacular Table Mountain, which on most days has a veil of white cloud covering the summit. It is possible to hike to the top or to take a cable car ride, both of which provide spectacular views. Once on top and if conditions are right, one can be blessed with unprecedented views of Cape Town and the adjacent mountains ranges.

Be prepared for the drastic change in temperature. Cape Town can be bitter cold on one day, followed by baking heat the next. A hike over the top of Table Mountain can result in cloud-free exposure to the sun – and at altitude – so sun protection and water are essential.

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