Cape Town is revered by both local and international travellers, and has also been named one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

Although Table Mountain is Cape Town’s main attraction, it is not the only special thing the city has to offer.

Below is a list of the quintessential attractions that make Cape Town better than any other city in the country:

Our beautiful nature: 

As Cape Town aims to be one of the world’s most environmentally friendly cities, the preservation of its natural fauna and flora lays close to each local’s heart.

There are a number of nature reserves to visit, which include scenic hiking and biking trails to enjoy the outdoors.

READ: 5 Unforgettable hiking trails in Cape Town

The rolling and rich Winelands: 

The Cape Winelands is world renowned for its internationally-acclaimed wines. Wines such as Bouchard-Finalyson’s Galpin Peak Pinot Noir, the Paul Cluver Noble Late Harvest, and Stellenrust Old Bush Vine Chenin Blanc have competed on a global scale.

These wines have been recognized as some of the best in the International Wine Challenge’s (IWC) categories for Best Red, Best White and Best Sweet respectively.

READ: Bouchard Finlayson – The Hidden Treasure of Hermanus

We are the healthiest:

A survey conducted by Discovery showed that Capetonians exercise the most out of all South Africans, and also are admitted to hospital less.

READ: Capetonians rated healthiest, best drivers in SA

The breathtaking views: 

Cape Town is home to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Table Mountain.

Tourists and South Africans from all over the country flock to the Mother city to see this majestic mountain, and it never fails to inspire awe.

READ: Table Mountain Cableway offers locals summer discount

The flavoursome food: 

Capetonian eateries bring the heat! Many locals restaurants have been praised among the cream of the crop, not just in the Western Cape, but across the country.

READ: Cape based chefs named among best in the world

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Article written by

Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She enjoys reading the works of Stephen King, and exploring the beauty of Cape Town and its surrounds.