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Being in the second most populous city in South Africa, Cape Town International Airport is sure of the one of the busiest in the country, being second in South Africa and third in the entire continent. The airport serves direct international and local flights to and from destinations in Asia, Africa and Europe such as Paris, Windhoek, Doha and Singapore, to name a few. It was built in and opened in 1954 to replace Cape Town’s previous airport, Wingfield Aerodrome.
In and Around Cape Town
Cape Town is the second most populous country in South Africa and is among the most multicultural cities owing to the fact it has become a major destination for immigrants and expatriates.Travelling in Cape Town could be a breeze as it has some of the best places to visit in South Africa, and arguably in Africa. In 2014, in was named by New York Times as the best place in the world to visit.
The city is the number one tourist destination in the entire African continent with beautiful and interesting beaches, architectural gems of buildings, botanical gardens and wildlife reserves. In a day’s trip, you’ll be able to go through most of Cape Town’s numerous beaches. The cities beaches are divided into three regions: False Bay (beautiful, sandy beaches), Atlantic Seaboard (with panoramic sunset views and expensive residential homes) and West Coast (for surfing and kite-surfing). Surfing and whale watching are among the popular activities in the coasts with great sightings of southern white whales, humpback whales, Bryde’s whales and killer whale. In fact, in Hermanus, a town nearby, the Whale Festival is celebrated widely.
The city is also known for its Cape Dutch style architecture which combines architectural traditions from Netherlands, Germany, France and Indonesia.