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Cape Town
Centre and Suburbs

To the north of the Table Bay are the Blouberg Suburbs, Milnerton, Tableview and Bloubergstrand. They all have stunning white beaches and breathtaking views of Table Mountain. But the notorious South Easter wind frequently hits these areas with vicious force.

On both sides of the N1 freeway to Paarl lie the Northern Suburbs. Bellville, Parow and Durbanville, are very similar to Gauteng due to their architectural and landscaping styles and because they are flat. They areas are actually residential areas where immigrants from Gauteng prefer to settle.

The Southern Suburbs east of Table Mountain are first in the Capetonians' favour: Rondebosch, Claremont, Observatory, Mowbray, Newlands, Wynberg, Kenilworth, Bergvliet, Tokai and others. These suburbs are quite far from the sea, but well protected from the wind. In this respect, the quietest area is Constantia. Here one mostly finds parklike plots with luxurious mansions.

At the Atlantic side of the Cape Peninsula lies Hout Bay, Noordhoek and Kommetjie. At the Indian Ocean side lies Simon's Town, Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg, all with good beaches.

Further suburbs can be found all around False Bay: Somerset-West, Strand and Gordon's Bay. They offer beautiful beaches, but they are far from the centre of town.

Cape Town boasts, like few cities in the world, suburbs of extraordinary beauty. Whoever travels the N2 coming from Cape Town International Airport towards the city centre, also passes the downside of this South African City: For kilometres on end quarters of misery line the road on both sides. The parts of the Cape Flats are Kayelitsha, Crossroads, Nyanga and Langa, where the majority of the population, formerly suppressed by the Apartheid regime, still live under appalling conditions.

Left: Lion's Head with the Kloof Nek Road. On the right Camps Bay, on the left Clifton and Sea Point. Top: City Bowl from Cape Town's harbour.

Lion's Head and Camps Bay
Cape Town
Cape Peninsula
Hout Bay Accommodation Info
Fynbos Plants
Chapman's Peak
Noordhoek Accommodation Info
Kommetjie Accommodation Info
Table Mount. NP Accommodation Info
Cape Point
Simon's Town Accommodation Info
Fish Hoek Accommodation Info
False Bay
Breede River Valley
Tulbagh Accommodation Info
Ceres Accommodation Info
Worcester Accommodation Info
McGregor Accommodation Info
Greyton Accommodation Info
Montagu Accommodation Info
Route 62 Accommodation Info
West Coast
West Coast NP Accommodation Info
Langebaan Accommodation Info
Paternoster Accommodation Info
Swartland Accommodation Info
Olifants River Valley
Cedarberg Accommodation Info
Citrusdal Accommodation Info
Clanwilliam Accommodation Info
Rooibos Tea
Lambert's Bay Accommodation Info
Prince Albert Accommodation Info
Beaufort West Accommodation Info
Cape Town
Western Cape

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