Cape Town

Cape Town


Cape Town is a modern and progressive city on the southern tip of Africa. The metropolis is the second largest agglomeration in South Africa and one of the most famous cities on the Black Continent. Between 3,5 and 4 million people live in Greater Cape Town. Cape Town is on for its abundance points of interest & sights a popular tourist destination. Favorite attractions are the nearby beaches, Table Mountain, the Cape of Good Hope and the Wine Route. Depending on your interests, the region offers a wide range of leisure activities.

Camps Bay - Main Beach
Cape Town - Table Mountain Massif
Table Mountain - framed
At the Cape of Good Hope

Cape Town – history in a nutshell

Dutchman Jan van Reebeck founded the city in 1652 on behalf of the Dutch East India Company. In this way, the company created a base for supplying merchant ships heading for destinations in India. The original inhabitants of the Cape region at that time were Bushmen and pastoral peoples. The Dutch ruled the country for almost 150 years. After the economic collapse of the Dutch East India Company, the British occupied the Cape Peninsula in 1814 and made it their crown colony. Their status ended in 1910 with the formation of the Union of South Africa. The subsequent racial segregation in Cape Town led to a separation into “white” and “black” residential areas. The townships came into being. Along with Pretoria and Bloemfontein, Cape Town is one of the country's three capital cities.

View of a townshipView of a township


The business location Cape Town

The German Foreign Office speaks of the "boom region of southern Africa". Cape Town plays an important role. The city on the South Atlantic is an important business location and trading center. Cape Town is a world-class seaport and a vital hub for trade with countries in Africa.

Cape Town panoramaCape Town panorama


The city is also a key location for banks, insurance companies and asset management. The economic development of the last few years was shaped not least by the technology sector. An example of this is software development in the areas of FinTech and e-commerce.

Cape Town - hotel complex in the financial district

Cape Town - hotel complex in the financial district


Not forgetting agriculture: In the Cape Town area many farms produce fruit, vegetables and wine.

Cape Town's cultural diversity

The city is known nationwide for its diverse cultural offerings. Cape Town has schools that cater to different educational levels and needs. These include public schools, private schools and international schools. Some of Cape Town's most famous schools are Bishops Diocesan College, Herzlia High School and The International School of Cape Town.

When it comes to colleges and universities, Cape Town has some of the best facilities in South Africa. The University of Cape Town is one of the oldest and most renowned universities in the country. It offers a wide range of courses. Other major colleges and universities in Cape Town include the University of the Western Cape, Cape Peninsula University of Technology and Stellenbosch University.

College of Cape Town - Table Mountain behind

College of Cape Town - Table Mountain behind


In addition to the educational institutions mentioned, the colorful cultural scene with numerous museums, theaters, galleries and music events is worth mentioning. The South African Museum and the District Six Museum are among the most famous museums in the city. The Artscape Theater Center is a popular venue for theatrical performances and music concerts. Music lovers will appreciate the Cape Town International Jazz Festival and the Cape Town International Music Festival.

Cape Town - Long Street

Cape Town - Long Street


Cape Town – destination of cruise ships

Cape Town is objectively a highlight among cruise destinations, although we would have expected significantly more cruise ship calls over the course of the year. The passenger ships are docked at Duncan Dock – E-Berth.

Cape Town - Cruise Terminal


Cape Town - Cruise Terminal


Cape Town - V&A Waterfront


Cape Town - V&A Waterfront 


From there, the city center is within easy walking distance. It is only a short hop to the famous "V&A Waterfront". The V&A Waterfront is loved by locals and tourists alike for its quality shopping scene, popular and eclectic restaurants and comfortable hotels.

April 2023