The 300-year-old fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the big draw of this southern city. Portuguese invaders were followed by the Dutch and British, and the streets within the fort are crammed with colonial remnants, from the Dutch clock tower, Reform church and commander’s house to the British coat of arms on the outer wall.

You can wander the atmospheric streets, explore the ramparts, visit the lighthouse and check out the bhodi tree and reclining Buddha in the temple.Many of the buildings have been converted to boutique hotels or stylish stores.

Distance from madampe house :35km, 45 minute drive