Surrounded by mountains, forest, beach and sea, Cape Town is undoubtedly one of the world’s great outdoor destinations. For an overarching view of the city and its environs, catch a cable car (or hike if you’re really keen!) to the top of Table Mountain. The panorama from the top is far-reaching and breathtaking: a spread of rocky hills, city neighbourhoods, forest, beaches and ocean as far as the eye can see. Water enthusiasts will find that Cape Town is their oyster - although the Atlantic can be chilly, there are excellent opportunities to swim, surf, scuba dive and kite surf at several beaches. Back on land, explore the wildflower saturated nature parks on the outskirts of the city, hike through the hills or join a safari for a day to search for South Africa’s famed wildlife. Finally, recover from all that exercise with a relaxing evening tasting local wines.