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Western Cape Attractions and Activities

The beautiful Western Cape draws millions of visitors each year. Laying at the tip of Africa, the Western Cape is bordered by two oceans - The Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.

The Western Cape has a diverse climatologic, with many micro- and macro climates created by the varied topography and the influence of the warm Indian and Cold Atlantic oceans. Most of the province has a Mediterranean climate with cool, wet winters, and dry, warm summers.

The Western Cape is renowned for Table Mountain, a world-famous landmark. The vast Cape Winelands are also something not to be missed. Apart from the stretches of white sandy beaches, the Western Cape offers visitors much in the line of attractions and things to do.

A extremely popular and not to miss attraction includes Robben Island, which is about a short boat trip away from the Cape Waterfront. Robben Island is where Nobel Prize Winner Nelson Mandela (affectionately known as Madiba) was held prisoner during the Apartheid era in South Africa.

Some of the Western Cape Attractions not to miss:

and much more! The Western Cape and attractions are popular for a reason.

Some quick stats about the Western Cape:

Capital: Cape Town
Premier: Helen Zille
Area: 129,370km
Population (2007): 5,278,585

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