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The city centre of Cape Town, confirmed in its spread by Table Mountain and its siblings on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, is a compact city. As a result, the business district, Parliament, the many fine hotels, restaurants and shops, as well as world-renowned attractions such as the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and the city's pristine beaches are no more than 10 minutes' drive from each other.
Slightly further afield, the traveller will discover the rolling vineyards of the Cape's historic winelands, dramatic mountainscapes, lakes, lagoons and an almost endless selection of unspoilt beaches. South Africa's five most popular tourist attractions are no more than an hour's drive from the city.
Cape Town International Airport is only a 20 minutes' drive from the city centre. In the same time zone as Europe, and with direct non-stop international flights. There are 19 airlines serving Cape Town, ensuring that the city is an accessible and convenient destination for travellers from all corners of the globe. For example, there are over 15 direct high volume flights between Cape Town and Heathrow alone each week.
Cape Town's city centre is vibrant day and night, clean, well policed and efficiently managed by an award-winning central city improvement district. The city has a highly sophisticated hospital system, including the famous Groote Schuur Hospital, site of the world's first heart transplant in 1967, and many other state and private hospitals and clinics. Cape Town's Mediterranean climate is temperate, free of humidity, and conducive to the outdoor lifestyle that attracts millions of visitors to the city each year, especially in summer when the Northern Hemisphere is in its winter months.
South Africa's parliamentary capital, Cape Town is home to many of Africa's leading companies, three premier universities, and it is the continent's centre for scientific research, including the Boheringer Ingelheim Institute for Lung Research at the University of Cape Town's Medical School and the Sports Science Institute. Unsurprisingly, it is widely acknowledged to be Africa's most progressive, stable and prosperous region.