Located on the shores of Table Bay, Cape Town, is the oldest urban area in South Arica, originally developed by the Dutch East India Company as a stop off for Dutch ships sailing around the “horn” of Africa and onto India and the Far East. The imposing flat topped Table Mountain dominates the city skyline, and slowly rotating cable cars climb to the top providing travelers with breathtaking views across the city and busy harbor, with boats heading for Robben island, the notorious prison that once housed Nelson Mandela, but is now a living museum. TheV&A Waterfront is a chic shopping and entertainment district that includes the Two Oceans Aquarium. Historic sites include the Dutch-built, 17th century Castle of Good Hope. City beaches range from ritzy Clifton to Boulders, where there’s a penguin colony. Popular out-of-town trips take in Chapman's Peak Drive, with coastal views, and the Cape of Good Hope. A diverse city with something for everyone.