Cape Town is one of the world’s favourite holiday destinations. With pristine beaches, a buzzing café culture, great restaurants, a working harbour, unique nature reserves and suburban vineyards there is much to enjoy. If you plan to visit South Africa, chances are you’ve got Cape Town at the top of your list of places to go. And well you might, the second largest city in South Africa is easily reached from all over the world and the perfect place to start your South African holiday. Within minutes of arriving in Cape Town you can be lying on the beach, walking in a nature reserve, sampling award-wining wines or just sitting at a sidewalk café enjoying the weather and a passing platter of people more varied than the Mount Nelson High Tea. Cape Town’s appeal lies in heart, or rather its central nervous system. Running the 60km length of the Cape Peninsula, starting at Signal Hill and ending at Cape Point, Table Mountain Nature Reserve is a rather fetching custodian of the Cape Floral Kingdom – declared a World Heritage Site for its incredible bio-diversity and endemism. Behind the thousand-metre Table Mountain is a series of peaks known as the Twelve Apostles. Arguably more photogenic that its flat-topped sibling, the Apostles chain provides shelter for stray clouds, its gullies sustain an evergreen sheen of life and the whole lot looks out over the azure sea and pure white sands of Camps Bay, Clifton and Llandudno. A Big Sur road winds along the coast circumventing the entire peninsula with a view at every corner.