Cape Town has been named by theculturetrip.com as one of the 10 greenest cities in the world, “where cutting-edge urban culture can be enjoyed alongside the outdoors”. 

The Mother city joined the esteemed ranks of other water-linked cities, like Amsterdam, Singapore, Copenhagen. 

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It is the city’s “numerous nature reserves, miles of dramatic coastline, and an efficient public transport system, ” that earned Cape Town its spot on the list.  

The website offers the following must-do activities when visiting: “Take the cable car up and, if you’re feeling brave, abseil down Table Mountain before heading to peaceful Oudekraal Beach, still inside Table Mountain National Park. For a beautiful beach with a difference, explore the aptly named Boulders Beach, which is home to 2 000 endangered African Penguins. Groot Constantia, the oldest wine-producing estate in South Africa, about 20 minutes outside of Cape Town, provides the perfect setting to toast your trip.” 

Cape Town and its surrounds are home to many nature reserves. Many of these reserves offer activities for those who like to spend time outdoors. From picnic spots to hiking trails and much more, there’s an activity for everyone to enjoy.