Cape Town is fondly known as the Mother City—but Mother of All Cities might be a more accurate description. From jaw-dropping scenery to centuries-old architecture mingling with minimalist modern design, this scenic South African beauty encompasses it all. Its buzzing harbor and streets house nightlife and storefronts, and its beaches and mountainous surroundings are bursting with flora and fauna. The city is set against the backdrop of the iconic Table Mountain plateau and sapphire blue Table Bay, famous for its seal population and great white sharks. Cape Town's rich history, modern culture, and incredible attractions make it a true metropolis on the coast.
South Africa is known for its abundant wildlife as well as its vibrant culture and eco-tourism possibilities. You are guaranteed to come across every landscape imaginable, from deserts to waterfalls, mountains to crystal blue oceans as well as connect with the people, organizations working to improve communities, and the nightlife.
Cape Town International Airport (IATA: CPT, ICAO: FACT) is the primary airport serving the city of Cape Town, and is the second-busiest airport in South Africa and fifth-busiest in Africa. Located approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the city centre, the airport is the only airport in the Cape Town metropolitan area that offers scheduled passenger services. The airport has domestic and international terminals, linked by a common central terminal.