How can one city be so breathtakingly beautiful?
I can’t take it!
I have delayed this post so long now but its been tugging at my heart. I guess I was just trying to hold on to the memories. Sentimental much!
But now pull up a chair and let me tell you of the city that stole my heart.
The minute I landed, I was struck by how beautiful everything was. The roads, the landscape, the buildings. Sigh! Maybe its my naivety, but I wasn’t ready.
Cape Town swept me off my feet and I have been floating on cloud nine ever since.
There was so much that I loved. So many things to see and do, and while I wasn’t able to do everything I hoped I would, I am so grateful to have had this wonderful experience that I will cherish for a lifetime (okay, now I am being sappy. But a girl is allowed to fall in love, aye?).
I will be sharing a series of activities that I truly enjoyed in this and subsequent posts. I hope that you can be inspired to take a trip down to the Mother City. I promise you will not regret it!
Hop on Hop Off Bus Tour
My God! I loved this tour!! In my opinion, it is the best way to see the city. Additionally, you get a commentary on the history of the City throughout the ride which is available in different languages.
I think I was a little obsessed :-). I bought the one day ticket and I remember feeling so giddy, I went back and purchased the 2 day ticket. It’s a bargain since it gives you two extra tours that are not included in the one day ticket (Cape Town City Tours).
There are different city tours: Red City Tour, Blue Mini Peninsula Tour, Purple Wine Tour, Yellow Downtown Tour, Sunset Bus Tour & the Harbour cruise. I got to do all except for the yellow bus tour. I loved them all but the icing on the cake was the Sunset Tour. What a beautiful thing it is to be able to watch the sun going to sleep beyond the sea!
Who wouldn’t love to wake up to a gorgeous mountain view everyday? I know I would.
I didn’t get the chance to go up the mountain on the aerial cable way (the queue was crazy long & the weather certainly wasn’t in my favor), but I did have the pleasure of enjoying these beautiful views.
MUST. GO. BACK!
At the foot of Table Mountain
Signal Hill & Sunset gazing
The Sunset bus leaves the V&A waterfront at about 6p.m. It makes its way through picturesque Sea Point, Camps Bay and some other places I don’t remember. My eyes and heart were definitely eating to their fill. (What we call kukula kwa macho :-))
At Signal Hill, Cape Towners & tourists alike turn up in numbers to watch the sunset. It’s the perfect spot to have an evening picnic.
From the top, you have wonderful views of the City & the Atlantic Ocean down below. Right behind you, there’s Table mountain & Lion’s head showing off :-). The wind is crazy though so carry something warm.