The thriving metropolis of South Africa's capital city, Cape Town, situated on the Atlantic Ocean coast, is a hive of activity. For the best views, ascend the sky-high cliffs of Table Mountain by cable car. Or, if you have the energy, follow a hiking trail all the way to the top. The Twelve Apostles mountain range skirts along the shoreline, and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years, sits peacefully in the horseshoe bay. Return to the city, to enjoy an abundance of bars and restaurants and sample the delicious local wines.