Monday, November 22, 2010

Cape Town


15th November 2010

Cape Town – Cape Diamond Hotel

After Nic dropped us at the airport we boarded out flight for Cape Town at 9am.  It was a smooth flight and very scenic coming into Cape Town.

Once we had checked into our hotel we explored the town and did a bit of shopping.

At 5pm we caught a taxi to Table Mountain and caught the gondola up.  The view was absolutely amasing!

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The view of Table Mountain as we went up

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The view of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain

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The amazing view

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We watched the sunset and ate dinner up on Table Mountain.  It was a beautiful night

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16th November 2010

Cape Town – Cape Diamond Hotel

We had a lazy day today, looking around the shops and then we walked down to the water front.  It got so windy in the afternoon, some of the strongest winds we have been in.  Mike wouldn’t even consider taking his kite out if he had one… Well probably wouldn’t anyway…

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17th November 2010

Cape Town – Cape Diamond Hotel

Today Dawn (a friend of Nicola and Sean’s who we had meet while staying with them) picked us up and toured us around Cape Town. 

We started by visiting Spear’s Winery.  This was such a funky place, it had little tree type houses – minus the roofs scattered around to have dinner or lunch in.  They also had a great idea of having a little store which you purchase gourmet food and wine from and then were given a picnic basket and blanket to have a picnic around there beautiful grounds.

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There was also a cheetah and bird sanctuary on the ground which we had a look at.  This was good but nothing compared to what we have seen while travelling Africa.

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We then headed out to Cape Point, this reminded us of New Zealand scenery, so beautiful.  On the way we stopped at a stunning spot to have lunch, this was our view from the window as we sat and ate lunch.

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After lunch we headed to the point, we walk up about a kilometre to the lighthouse at the top of the point.  It was so windy up here!!  But the view was well worth it.

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We headed back up to Cape Town city via the coastal road, this road was amasing the view were spectacular.  That night we had dinner with Dawn, her husband France and some of their family in Hout Bay.

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