As her home country hosts this year’s FIFA World Cup, which runs till July 11, Oscar winner Charlize Theron says she’s “one proud South African.” But the international soccer spectacle isn’t the only reason to visit. Cape Town has long been a magnet for A-listers, providing a striking backdrop for movies like Blood Diamond (starring Leonardo DiCaprio), Reese Witherspoon’s Rendition and Invictus with Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman. The Mediterranean climate makes Cape Town a comfortable year-round destination — the warmest, driest months are December through March. While you’re there, check out the city’s rich art scene, lively nightlife and diverse dining options from spicy local Bo-Kaap dishes to fine French-inspired cuisine.
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