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Hostelling International Tripbook for

Cape Town

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Rarely will you find a city as dramatically stunning as Cape Town, the ‘Mother City’ of South Africa. Settled around Table Mountain and lapped at by the glittering sea, book a hostel here and you might find yourself dressed in khakis and acquainting yourself with the local wildlife after sunrise. How about donning some beachwear and surfing the waves at noon? Or get dressed up and experience the vivacious nightlife after sunset. Take a cable car to the top of Table Mountain and admire the cityscape from 1,000m above; buy clothing, crafts and curios from the city’s vibrant markets; take a trip to Boulder’s Beach to see the penguin colony; and head to the V&A Waterfront to visit the museums and historical attractions. It’s also worth taking a guided tour of one of the city’s townships. These areas are a reminder of the harsh apartheid system of which Cape Town still bears scars.