Cape Town, a World Class level city
With its large university, trendy entertainment center, beautiful rugged coastline, rich culture and various sports opportunities, Cape Town has the infrastructure and appeal of a world-class student city.
International students come to Cape Town to discover this beautiful city and South Africa as a country, to meet new people, to improve their English and to develop as a world citizen at various levels. Built at the foot of the famous Table Mountain and enclosed between the most beautiful beaches and vineyards, Cape Town offers unprecedented opportunities for pleasant tourist activities. Cape Town has a wide range of lively art and culture, delicious affordable restaurants, impressive mountains, breathtaking wine countries, delicious local music and the famous friendliness and hospitality of the South Africans. For example, there are crazy surf spots – for kite, wind and wave surfers, among other things, you can view wine tasting in the world’s most beautiful wine region, baboons and penguins during the Cape Point Route or get an adrenaline boost during various “extreme activities” as skydiving, paragliding, shark cage diving or abseiling.
Cape Town is located in South Africa, but in many respects it is not inferior to the most beautiful Western cities. Pronounced luxury resorts such as Camps Bay and Clifton are very much like Saint Tropez, and the culinary offer of restaurants in the city is one where many cities in Europe are jealous. Not to mention the nightlife of Cape Town: an impressive selection of bars, cafes and clubs to discover something new every night of the week.
The great thing is that if you do a number of months internship in Cape Town you get to know the city better than any tourist. Soon you will notice that Cape Town is certainly not as Western as it might seem at first glance. The turbulent history of the country has given Cape Town a very cosmopolitan and multicultural style and character that both Capetonians and international students like to enjoy.
Especially ‘Kaaps’ is the lively cultural scene in which music (jazz and quaito), for example, is centered in which the sounds of the cultural diversity of the city can be heard. But also the Cape Malay kitchen, with many Indian influences, and architectural styles and architecture is a souvenir of hundreds of years of foreign interference. The newer modern office buildings are just in the same neighborhood as old traditional Cape Dutch houses. Where you will find some of the most beautiful mosques in the colorful Bo-Kaap district, you will find the oldest synagogue in the city at Sea Point.
In short: Cape Town is a mixture of genres, styles, people and colors. Partly because of this, Cape Town is for many people a place that they do not easily forget (read: never). Once you’ve been there, you always want to go back … it’s just that you’ve been warned.
Did you know this about Cape Town…
Het een van de jongste populaties ter wereld heeft? Volgens de laatste nationale volkstelling in 2011 is bijna de helft van de bevolking van de Westkaap jonger dan 25 jaar.
Het is vooral de vorm van de berg waaraan de naam zich ontleent; als je van een afstand naar de berg kijkt, wordt de vorm van een liggende leeuw met kop en staart zichtbaar.