If three pyramids are the symbol of Africa's far north, then a flat-topped mountain is the symbol of its far south. The Western Cape's unmatched natural beauty, famous hospitality, cultural diversity, excellent wine and rich cuisine make it one of the world’s greatest tourist attractions. Perched between the ocean and the mountain, and with a national park as its heart, Cape Town is wild and wonderful. Among its attractions are climbing, surfing and diving along with vibrant nightlife, excellent wine and endless shopping. Cape Town nestles in the curve of Table Mountain at the start of the hook-shaped Cape Peninsula, which ends in the jagged cliffs of Cape Point. The Western Cape lies on the southern tip of Africa and is one of the country's most beautiful, attracting. It is a region of majestic mountains, colourful patchworks of farmland set in lovely valleys, long beaches and further inland, the wide-open landscape of the semi desert Karoo.