According to some South Africans, a local newspaper in the 1930s claimed Cape Town was the only real ‘metropolis’ in Africa, so a savvy linguist nicknamed it The Mother City in a literal translation of the Greek term.
But whatever the origin, there’s an apt maternal majesty about this stunning city that snakes around Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles and attracts global travelers like a magnet.
It’s highly-rated on sites like TripAdvisor and was named the favorite city in Africa and the Middle East for the 17th consecutive year in 2018 by glossy tourist publication Travel + Leisure.
You can reach Cape Town from major US airports in New York, LA, Washington D.C. and Atlanta and prices range from around $1000 to $1500, which is reasonable considering the distance covered.
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