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City of Cape Town

The Mother City, nestled against the foot of Table Mountain, is an old pro at capturing people’s hearts. With fashionable cafes, spectacular scenery, perfect beaches and a Mediterranean climate, Cape Town has everything you could ever need in a holiday destination, and it comes as no surprise that Cape Town has been named the best place in the world to visit by both the New York Times and the Telegraph.

Cape Town is the second-most populated city in South Africa after Johannesburg, and the provincial capital and primate city of the Western Cape. As the seat of the National Parliament, it is also the legislative capital of the country.

With an eclectic blend of cultures and traditions, Cape Town is a modern and cosmopolitan city infused with a rich maritime history that drew people from all over the world to her shores. This multicultural influence can be seen in the stately Cape Dutch manors of the Constantia’s vineyards, the brightly painted facades and aromatic foods of the Bo-Kaap and the captivating combination of Victorian architecture and Afro-chic décor in the bars and restaurants of Long Street.

The city, perhaps most famously, offers a remarkable array of natural landscapes, from the Atlantic seaboard with its endless sandy beaches to forests that hug the slopes of the rugged mountains of the Table Mountain National Park, fertile winelands and orchards, the penguin colonies at Boulders Beach and the thousands of fynbos plants that found nowhere else on earth. The warm, sunny weather characteristic of Cape Town in December will ensure that the participants are able to fully experience all the natural beauty that Cape Town has to offer.