Cape Town facts

Cape Town Waterfront
Waterfront harbour of Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is the legislative capital and the second biggest city of South Africa.

It is on the south-west coast. It has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate.

It was originally called the "Cape of Storms" by Bartolomeu Dias in 1486, a Portuguese explorer but was changed by King John II of Portugal to "Cape of Good Hope".

The city's most predominant feature is Table Mountain, a mountain with a flat top.

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