Cape Town, South Africa
Study trip to Cape Town – city trip and round trip
Whether you decide on a city trip to Cape Town, or visit Cape Town during a South Africa study trip or round trip, you too are sure to be amazed by the second largest city in South Africa. There are many reasons the city is so popular with travelers, as well as film and fashion shoots. People, light, sounds and smells create a very special atmosphere. Cultural wealth is combined with a wide range of leisure activities. And from all these impressions you can relax in nice cafés, restaurants or of course on the beach.
– Dutch colony: in 1652 a Dutchman founded the Fort of Good Hope as a supply station for merchant ships. The Dutch rule lasted 150 years. During this time Cape Town grew into an important trading port at the expense of the slaves and natives, as many ships stopped here on their way between Asia and Europe.
– British Colony: After a defeat by the British, the colony was declared a British Crown Colony in 1814 and slavery was abolished. With the mining of gold and diamonds in the interior of South Africa, Cape Town quickly changed as an important port, achieving wealth and prosperity. The Prime Minister of the Cape Colony made great profits.
– 1901 introduction of theRacial segregation with a rampant bubonic plague. The black population was deported to two districts with catastrophic living conditions.
– In 1948 apartheid was elevated to state policy. The restricted rights of the non-white population were further curtailed and people were deported to more distant parts of the city.
– In 1990, Nelson Mandela’s speech after his release marked the beginning of a new era in South Africa. Cape Town has changed since the end of apartheid. Many neighborhoods have been redeveloped, the entire city has become safer and land prices have increased. Yet there are still many problems to be solved and inequalities to be removed.
Sightseeing in Cape Town
– Robben Island – Prison Island –
Castle of Good Hope
– Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden – can be combined well with a visit to the oldest winery in South Africa
– MOCCA: the largest new museum in Africa for 100 years opened in 2017 at the harbor within sight of the V&A Waterfront, here a top league for modern art is created
Cape Town – Mother City – dream city
Sea, mountains and city are close together here. You will feel the special charm of Cape Town when you sit in a beach bar with Table Mountain behind you, the sea in front of your eyes, enjoy your sundowner and smell the Atlantic Ocean. But of course also if you enjoy the variety of hundreds of restaurants in thousands of flavors: Indian, Italian, Ethiopian… You should not miss an evening view of the skyline from one of the many rooftop bars.
Shopping city Cape Town
Aside from the usual fashion globalization, you will find fashion from African labels in Cape Town. Countless interesting small furnishing shops and boutiques with unusual offers await along Long Street and its side streets. You should also pay a visit to Kloof Street.
Beach town of Cape Town
Look forward to beaches as long and as wide as Miami’s. Families, vacationers and locals meet at Camps Bay. It is a little more contemplative in the fishing village of Kalk Bay. Big Bay, about 30 minutes north of downtown, is a kitesurfing hotspot.
Cape Town is visited by many tour operators on South Africa study trips and round trips. We will be happy to advise you on the offers from Gebeco, Dertour, Marco Polo, TUI, Diamir and others, which you can book cheaply here with us.