Like Sydney and San Francisco, Cape Town is one of those cities by the sea that leaves its visitors forever plotting to return. Ride the cable car up to Table Mountain, Cape Town’s famous backdrop, to take in a mind-boggling 360-degree view that includes Robben Island, Nelson Mandela’s home in captivity for 18 years. Catch some rugby, South Africa’s favorite sport, at the Cape Town Stadium, the huge bicycle-wheel of a sports facility that was built for the 2010 World Cup. Then retreat to the bustling waterfront to relax with a South African chenin blanc, seaside.
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