Where is Cape Town, South Africa?

As shown in the given Cape Town location map that Cape Town is located in the south-western region of the country. Cape Town is located at latitude 33.55° S and longitude 18.25° E.

Location Map of Cape Town

Where is Cape Town Located?

Cape Town is the oldest and second largest city in South Africa. It is coastal city situated on the shore of Table Bay of Atlantic Ocean. Cape Town is the capital city of province Western Cape. It is also the legislative capital city of South Africa; so, it homes National Parliament and various other government offices.

Interestingly, Cape Town is more popular for its harbor along with the natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom i.e. Table Mountain and Cape Point. By virtue of having such a nice natural landscape, coastal location and well developed infrastructure, Cape Town is one of the most popular tourist destinations.

Located on the shore of Table Bay, Cape Town was originally developed by the Dutch East India Company as a victualling (supply) station for Dutch ships sailing to Eastern Africa, India, and the Far East.
Today it is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, reflecting its role as a major destination for immigrants and expatriates to South Africa.

Cape Town Facts and Information

CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
MunicipalityCity of Cape Town
Coordinates: 33°55′31″S 18°25′26″E
Government[TypeMetropolitan municipality
Area2,461 km2 (950 sq mi)
Highest elevation1,590.4 m (5,217.8 ft)
Lowest elevation0 m (0 ft)
Population (2021)4,709,990
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal codes (street)7400-8099
Calling Code(+27)21
PO box7000
GMPUS$78.7 billion
GMP per capitaUS$19,656
AirportCape Town International Airport (IATA: CPT, ICAO: FACT)
TaxisMetered taxis and Minibus taxis.
National RoadN1, N2
PortPort of Cape Town

Top Tourist Attractions, Sightseeing and THings to Do in Cape Town?

The famous places to see in Cape Town are Kirstenbosch National Botanical, Robben Island, Boulders Beach, V&A Waterfront, Cape of Good Hope, Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum, Lion's Head, Cape Point, Two Oceans Aquarium, Chapman's Peak, Table Mountain National Park, Castle of Good Hope, Muizenberg Beach, The Company's Garden Restaurant, Boulders Penguin Colony, Signal Hill, Camps Bay Beach, Vergelegen Wine Estate and more.