LARGER THAN LIFE
It is no wonder that you may be looking to buy a house in Cape Town. With the larger-than-life Table Mountain overlooking the harbour and sandy beaches, the buzzing City Bowl, and Robben Island just beyond the mainland, Cape Town really has everything to offer tourists and residents alike. There is not much that has not been said about Cape Town- it is, by its very nature, a melting-pot of ideas, people, cultures, creativity, and cuisine.
Due to its strategic position at the tip of Africa, Cape Town has, since the 1400s, been a prime destination for foreign traders and settlers, thereby providing the multiple influences which make up the unique fabric of modern-day Cape Town. This intermixing of cultures has produced very different and interesting forms of architecture, revealing examples of Art Deco, Cape Dutch and Malay engineering, which can be traced from the first Dutch settlers. In fact, the original trading post of the Dutch East India Company, the Castle of Good Hope, still exists today as a popular museum and heritage site.
Some of Cape Town’s notable attractions include the beaches. South Africa’s beaches are world-renowned for their stunning beauty. However, the enjoyment of Cape Town beaches is not limited to the summer months. In winter, conditions for surf, and surf-related activities, are always favourable. Take a trip to Hout Bay, Camps Bay or even Blouberg, which has a stunning view of Table Mountain, to enjoy some of Cape Town’s most beautiful beaches. Another attraction would include the Kirstenbosh National Botanical Gardens which brings nature into the centre of the city. The park, which surrounds the South African National Museum as well as the South African National Gallery, is perfect for a relaxed afternoon break from the buzz of city life.
One could continue for pages about the wine lands, which lay just 40 minutes outside of the city centre in Durbanville and Paarl, or the exiting tradition of craft beers brewed all over Cape Town in hip bars and cafes, or the breath-taking landscapes which are opened up by a drive along Chapman’s Peak, or the fun to be had on an afternoon of shopping at the V&A Waterfront. There is too much to be said about Cape Town- the only way in which to enjoy its beauty is by experiencing it for yourself.
One of the ways in which to experience Cape Town, is to invest in its ever-growing property-market. Whether you are looking for an apartment in the heart of the city, or a more quiet and relaxed home in the suburbs, contact Home Inspection Services to make sure your home is exactly what you want it to be.
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