Cape Town City

Cape Town City

Location

Cape Town City is located on the shore of Table Bay and it known as the city of South Africa. It is the second largest in the country based on population and is the largest in land area covering 2,455 km sq.

History

Cape Town City was made a due to its famous harbours for its natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom and the landmarks as Table Mountain. The first Europeans to discover the Cape were the Portuguese, with Bartholomeu Dias arriving in 1488 after journeying south along the west coast of Africa. The next recorded European sighting of the Cape was by Vasco da Gama in 1497 while he was searching for a route that would lead directly from Europe to Asia. Due to its popularity it was made a city.

Mayors (Ministers)

Peter Marais   December 2000 to November 2001

Gerald MorkelNovember 2001 to October 2002

Nomaindia MfeketoOctober 2002 to March 2006

Helen ZilleMarch 2006 to April 2009

Dan PlatoMay 2009 to May 2011

Patricia de LilleJune 2011 to date

Population

Cape Town City is the largest city and had a population of 3.353 million people in 2013.

Transport

Cape Town City has various means of transport which include; Trains with main Metrorail station, Buses that is Rapid transit bus system, Minibus Taxi, Taxi and Car Hire

Attractions in Cape Town City

  • St George’s Cathedral and Groote Kerk
  • Montebello Craft and Design Centre
  • Melkbosstrand
  • Muizenberg
  • Sheikh Yusuf Kramat
  • Llandudno and Sandy Bay
  • Vergelegen wine estate
  • Llandudno and Sandy Bay
  • Cape Flats