Many people are totally in love with Cape Town and it’s easy to see why. Cape Town is simply on a completely different level to other places and it’s quite difficult to compare her to anywhere else…She’s vibrant, fun, classy and clean. She means business but also doesn’t take life too seriously plus she’s naturally beautiful. I’ll tell you a bit about our short love affair with Cape Town to tempt you to book a trip to go and explore the Mother City.
Big, red citysightseeing busses are distinctively visible throughout the Cape Town City area. We were very impressed with these busses and would recommend this as a ‘must-do’ for all visitors to Cape Town (and even for local Cape Townians who haven’t tried them yet.) For more information and discount offers check out the citysightseeing website. Although the cycle starts at the V&A Waterfront, you can hop on and off at any of the citysightseeing bus-stops and just buy your ticket from the bus driver. There’s a red route which goes through the city and to Table Mountain and then theres a blue route which goes to Constancia, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Hout Bay and Camps Bay. Your ticket allows you to use the red and blue lines. There’s another bus which connects to the blue route and goes to the Constantia wine farms. It’s very nice to sit back and listen to the commentary and cute stories on the earphones while taking in the scenery and if you want to explore a particular place for a bit longer you simply hop off and hop on again when you are done. There’s also a 2-day-pass which includes a canal tour which is good value for money.
We didn’t go up Table Mountain this time because we made the trip up 2 years ago… But it’s an obvious “Cape Town must-do!” Fish ‘n Chips in Hout Bay and sushi and a cocktail in Camp’s Bay is highly recommendable.:)
Bloubergstrand is probably my favourite beach in Cape Town. It’s so pretty standing on the beach with an iconic view of Table Mountain in the background. It’s still exciting for me each time I see ‘The Mountain.’ We were lucky to have sunny, hot weather the whole week we were there.
A trip to Cape Town would not be complete without a trip to at least one or two wine farms. (And of course wine with every meal). We went to Groot Constantia (as part of the citysightseeing trip) as well as Fairview. Groot Constantia is owned by the city of Cape Town (and not privately owned) which we found quite interesting. We would defiantly go back to Fairview… There we paid R25 for an awesome cheese and wine tasting. Apparently their restaurant also has very yummy food. (We didn’t eat there because we weren’t extremely hungry after all our cheese and wine tasting.) While we are on the topic of tasting… Cape Town has quite a few Craft Beer Breweries. (We find these even more interesting now after we’ve brewed a couple of small beer batches ourselves.) We went to CBC (which is next to Fairview) and Devil’s Peak (which is closer to the city center)
There’s still quite a lot I want to tell you about our trip which is well-worth doing when you’re in the mother-city …like driving to Cape Point via Kalk Bay and checking out the Biscuit Mill. Robertson (which is not too far from Cape Town) is an awesome place to do a wine tour. Last time we were in Cape Town we visited the historical Castle of Good Hope and the afrikaans language monument… There are really too many reasons to fall in love with Cape Town! I’ll post some more about Cape Town soon.
Wishing you all a Happy Valentines Day tomorrow! May your day be filled with lots of love for your favorite people and places… And some romance won’t hurt either. Xxxx