About Cape Town
Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula located on the shore of Table Bay which contains Robben Island the notorious prison that once held Nelson Mandela and is now a living museum. Cape Town is located at latitude 33.55° S (approx. the same as Sydney and Buenos Aires and equivalent to Casablanca and Los Angeles in the northern hemisphere) and longitude 18.15° E. Table Mountain, with its near vertical cliffs and flat-topped summit over 1,000 m (3,300 ft) high, and with Devil's Peak and Lion's Head on either side, together form a dramatic mountainous backdrop enclosing the central area of Cape Town, the so-called City Bowl. Cape Town has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate. According to the South African National Census of 2011, the population of the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality is 3,740,016 people. Cape Town is not only the most popular international tourist destination in South Africa, but Africa as a whole. This is due to its good climate, natural setting, and well-developed infrastructure. The most popular areas for visitors to stay include Camps Bay, Sea Point, the V&A Waterfront, the City Bowl, Hout Bay, Constantia, Rondebosch, Newlands, Somerset West, Hermanus and Stellenbosch. In November 2013, Cape Town was voted the best global city in The Daily Telegraph's annual Travel Awards.