Scenically beautiful, Cape Town is a compelling mix of trendy modern and old-world elegance. Glamorous hotels, world-class dining and stunning vistas merge seamlessly with dynamic student suburbs and vibrant nightlife. Malay and African heritage is evident in the cuisine, traditions and entertainment while the architecture reveals a strong Dutch, German and English flavour and style. Contemporary art is proudly displayed in a variety of galleries and modern boutique hotels, and wine bars and brandy tasting lounges will appeal to the fashionable set. For the well-heeled, the finest in opera, ballet, drama and music can be appreciated in style. A short boat cruise to Robben Island, you can experience a sense of hopelessness inside the prison cell where Nelson Mandela spent 27 years hard labour. A cable car trip up Table Mountain provides panoramic views over the city. Other attractions include the Cultural History Museum, the Castle of Good Hope, the world-renowned Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.