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Cape Town - Interesting comments

From the Cape Town visitors guide:
No. 1 Long-Haul Destination for the second year in a row.(UK 2004 Trends & Spends Survey).

Cape Floral Region named South Africa's sixth World Heritage Site (june 2004)

Cape Town ranked "#5 in all the cities in the world", with only Sydney, Florence, Bangkok, and Rome ranked higher. (Travel & Leisure World's Best Award, July 2003).

The World's hottest winter Sun Spot (The London Sunday Times, Sept 2003).

50 Places to see before you die. (Voted No. 5 in BBC Television, October 2002).

Best City in the World to Eat Out. (British Airways staff, September 2004 in their onboard magazine. "Highlife".)

Favourite Foreign City. (Readers of the UK Telegraph, October 2004.)

The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront is the most visited of South Africa's top 15 tourist attractions. It is situated within a working harbour with it's splendid view of Table Mountain and surrounds and it's cosmopolitan atmosphere, where you are virtually guaranteed to have an enjoyable time.
It includes over 400 contemporary stores, restaurants, museums, a food hall, aquarium, boat and helicopter charters, and access to one of South Africa's essential heritage sites - Robben Island, where our former President and 'Father of our Nation', Nelson Mandela spent most of his prison life.

If it's shopping you're after, the V&A Waterfront is the place to satisfy your shopping needs.

Weather

Cape Town is well known for having four seasons in one day. Cape Town has a Mediterranean climate with little rain over summer which starts around October and ends in March. The famous Cape Town South East Wind, also known as the Cape Doctor, can be quite intense. The Cape Doctor received its name because it was rumoured to cleanse the Cape by blowing all litter into the sea. For those who would like to tan, it is normally less windier in the morning. Winter, which starts around April and ends in August, is the perfect secret season for a quiet getaway and accommodation rates are much cheaper too. The weather forecast can be checked in daily newspapers or Tel. 082 162 for detailed short term forecasts.

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