Ten Astonishing Facts About Cape Town, South Africa

Famous for its harbour, natural setting in the Cape Floristic Region, and landmarks such as Table Mountain and Cape Point, Cape Town is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, with a mix of people, culture, and cuisine.

The city has many things worth knowing, so let’s discover some interesting facts about it.

1. Cape Town is one of South Africa’s three capital cities, serving as the seat of the Parliament of South Africa. It’s the legislative capital of the country, along with Bloemfontein as its judicial capital, and Pretoria as its administrative capital.

2. Cape Town’s climate is essentially equal to California’s and the Mediterranean’s with its wet, windy winter season from May to September and summer from November to March.

3. Approximately 3.5 million people live in Cape Town, and the population of Christians is estimated to be about 82.3%.

4. Despite being the oldest and second-largest city in South Africa, it’s been reported that almost half (43.2%) of the Western Cape’s population is below the age of 25!

5. Afrikaans is the most spoken language in the western cape, with Xhosa and English as the second and third spoken languages respectively.

6. The Cape Floral Kingdom is home to 7000 plants found nowhere else in the world!

7. Cape Town is home to the only commercial nuclear power plant on the African continent.

8. The city of Cape Town is blessed with some of the most amazing roads, winding around the mountains, and offering stunning sea views.

9. Locally named the Cape Doctor or “South Easter,” a very strong, dry wind persistently blows away all smog, pollution, and contamination from August up to April, keeping the city and sky clean and clear.

10. Surrounded by nature, mountains, and sea, the Cape Town area is home to all kinds of wildlife such as grey squirrels, flamingos, Cape fur seals, ostriches, baboons, penguins, and even whales.

To learn about how you can spread the Gospel to places in Cape Town or any other city in the world, using Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo, kindly visit the ReachOut World website: www.reachoutworld.org and participate in the ongoing TeeVolution campaign.

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