The third week of our adventure took place in Cape Town! Cape Town is gorgeous! Our adventure started with a trip to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and a morning at the aquarium. (We went to three aquariums over the holiday.) Since it was a gorgeous day, we decided to take a trip up Table Mountain in the cable car. The views from the top are stunning! We even saw a Dassie, the closest relation to the elephant (doesn’t look it though, haha!) We wandered around for a bit, grabbed some lunch then watched (most of) the sunset. Since we had to catch a bus, we couldn’t watch it fully set, but the cloud was sweeping over the mountain and it was getting chilly so we didn’t mind missing it too much. We got to watch it from the top deck of the oven top bus though, so it wasn’t too bad.
The next day included a trip to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, World of Birds (where we got to play with the monkeys!!) and dinner in Camps Bay followed by watching the sunset on some rocks overlooking the sea.
We visited Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was a political prisoner for 18 years. The tour was conducted by another former political prisoner, providing insight into the horrendous conditions they were subjected to.
Watching the sunset from Signal Hill was a beautiful experience. Yes, on a lot of the days we were in South Africa, we did something nice to watch the sunset.
Feeling brave, we booked a shark cage dive. They picked us up at our hotel at 4.30am and took us to Gansbaai, where we had breakfast before setting out on the boat. Sadly, I was horrifically sick the entire time I was on the boat and therefore did not get to do any diving. Although, I did see a shark whilst leaving over the side of the boat! We took a detour back to land by going via the seals. This again, I didn’t get to sea as it was the other side of the boat.
On our last day we went to Cape Point, the most South-Westerly point in South Africa. We walked up tot he lighthouse and were blown away as it was incredibly windy. We were being hit by the wind in all directions making it hard to breathe! Good views though, so it was worth it. We met a woman from South Korea who was only on holiday in Cape Town for one day. (!!) She had been working in Swaziland and had to return the next day. Mental, but she was definitely making the most of life. She was lovely and told us all about how we should be making the most of things cause life is short.
Cape Town is definitely the most tourist friendly place we visited. Sadly, we didn’t go on any wine tours, but if we had more time there then we would have. I had such a brilliant week here.