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Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, strategically situated at the southwestern tip of Africa. The city lies about 60 km north of Cape Point, in a natural bowl with the magnificent Table Mountain to the rear and the vast Atlantic Ocean to the front. It has the reputation as being the most laid-back city in the Southern Hemisphere with Capetonians adhering to Africa time, which is somewhat slower than most other major cities. This relaxed atmosphere is attributed to Table Mountain, known to be amongst the most spiritual places on earth. People are drawn towards the mountain and every visitor feels the need to climb up or take the revolving Cable Car to the top. At 3563 feet above sea level, you can see the most dramatic views of the whole of the Cape Peninsula. The city is safer than most on any continent with a bustling street life of shops, cafes and market stalls, as well as street artists. 'Visit the famous Robben Island. From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a world Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder to the newly democratic South Africa of the price paid for freedom. Cruel home of our Nelson Mandela for so many years, it's a highly charged and emotional experience.
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