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Cape Town Featured in List of World’s Greenest Cities

20 January 2021

With its numerous nature reserves, miles of dramatic coastline, and an efficient public transport system, Cape Town is considered Africa’s greenest city.

Don’t take our word for it – that’s according to Culture Trip’s latest list of ‘The 10 Greenest Cities in the World’.

The travel website encourages travellers to consider the great outdoors when next planning a trip to the Mother City.

“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.”

Other top green cities of the world include Copenhagen, Vancouver, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Singapore, Portland, Reykjavik, Curitiba and San Francisco.

Greenest City

Natural beauty

Cape Town is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream destination with the city home to a massive, natural playground, combining mountains, seas and skies.

Adventure tourism is a booming business and Cape Town is quickly becoming the go-to place for travellers looking for their adrenaline fix. From shark cage diving to abseiling down Table Mountain, the Mother City is the adventure capital of the world and she is waiting for you to cut loose.

For the adrenaline junkies, there will be plenty of opportunities to find your fix: from paragliding, sky diving and abseiling off Table Mountain to shark cage diving and swimming with dolphins, there is non-stop list of activities for you to enjoy in the Mother City.

For more information and outdoor itineraries visit Cape Town Tourism.

*Please note, current COVID-19 restrictions affect the operations of places where alcohol is consumed, and restrict access to beaches and public parks.