There is a large population of Muslims in Cape Town. Among the Muslim community in Cape Town, there is a sizable Malay community whose origins lead back to South East Asia. Most of the Muslims live in the Bo-Kaap area around the Signal Hill. Visitors can find several Masaajid in Bo-Kaap. The largest Masjid is the Masjid-Ul-Quds, which is about 15 minutes from the city center. The Jummah Salaath is held between 1:00PM and 2:00PM and the sermon is delivered in English or Afrikaans. There are prayer facilities for women too.
Cape Town has a number of Halal restaurants where travelers can relish some great Cape Malay cuisine. Visitors can savor delicious crayfish curry with fragrant saffron rice, sago pudding and lamb laden tomato bredie stews. Many all the Halal restaurants in Cape Town are certified by, the Muslim Judicial Council Halaal Trust or the South African National Halaal Authority. Some of the certified Halal restaurants include Bismillah Restaurant, Bibi's Kitchen, Mesopotamia Kurdish Restaurant and Noon Gun.
For adventurous travelers, Cape Town has a number of exciting activities to do. Visitors can take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain and enjoy a thrilling hiking trip around the area. Also explore the Table Mountain National Park and enjoy some excellent views and a scenic drive around the area. The Ratanga Junction theme park is a lovely place to enjoy fun time with kids.
Cape Town has a number of museums and galleries that can be visited. Some of these include the Bo-Kaap Museum, District Six Museum, Groot Constantia, South African Maritime Museum, South African National Gallery, Slave Lodge and Galleria Gibello.
Some popular places to visit in Cape Town are the Castle of Good Hope, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Rhodes Memorial, South African Parliament, Two Oceans Aquarium and the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.
The Robben Island located off the coast of Cape Town is a beautiful place to visit. This is also the place former President of South Africa and Nobel Laureate Nelson Mandela was kept along with many others as political prisoners. Today it is important an historic site and has a Museum.
Cape Town is also known for its mesmerizing beaches such as the beach on the False Bay, St James, Muizenberg, Kalk Bay, Clovelly and Fish Hoek. These areas are excellent for surfing too. There are some companies in Cape Town that also take visitors out for deep-sea fishing. Wildlife safari has become an enticing activity in Cape Town and visitors can also enjoy kayaking, helicopter rides and several hiking trails around Cape Town.
Shopping in Cape Town can be enjoyed at V&A Waterfront, Greenmarket Square, St George's Mall, Bayside Center, Canal Walk, Constantia Village, Mainstream Center, Tyger Valley, Longbeach Mall, Kenilworth Centre, Cavendish Square and N1 City.