Cape Town is the second-most popular city in South Africa and anyone visiting South Africa, has Cape Town on their list of stops and for very good reasons. Cape Town is the legislative capital of South Africa, where the National Parliament and many government offices are located. The city is famous for its harbour (The Waterfront) as well as its natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom, including such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. Cape Town is also Africa’s most popular tourist destination. Located on the shore of Table Bay, Cape Town was originally developed by the Dutch East India Company as a supply station for Dutch ships sailing to Eastern Africa, India, and the Far East. Jan van Riebeeck’s arrival on 6 April 1652 established the first permanent European settlement in South Africa. Cape Town quickly outgrew its original purpose as the first European outpost at the Castle of Good Hope, becoming the economic and cultural hub of the Cape Colony. Until the Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the development of Johannesburg, Cape Town was the largest city in South Africa. Today Cape Town is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, reflecting its role as a major destination for immigrants and expatriates in South Africa. Cape Town must be on your destination list.