Stunning Cape Town, South Africa

February 20 – 24, 2014: We had a jam-packed few days in Cape Town, South Africa before meeting our GAdventures group to commence the Dunes, Deltas and Falls tour.

There was a lot of ground to explore and taxis are expensive, so we used the Hop On-Hop Off bus as a means of transportation to sight-see and the visit the major attractions.

Some of the highlights included:

  • exploring the area including the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront,
  • riding the cableway to the top of Table Mountain,
  • taking a guided tour of the township,
  • visiting Robben Island,
  • walking through the colorful neighborhoods of Bo-Kaap,
  • experiencing the cafés and nightlife on Long Street,
  • wandering the grounds of Kirstenbosch Gardens,
  • sampling wine at a few vineyards,
  • cruising Chapman’s Peak Drive taking in the stunning vistas, and
  • viewing penguins and other wildlife at Cape Point.

We also had the unfortunate experience of someone trying to mug us in broad daylight at knife-point (we escaped unscathed). It was a sad incident as the mugger was clearly an addict. We would prefer to focus on all the positive experiences but we must be honest – anywhere you go, not all experiences are without negative components.


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