After our long flight from Singapore with a stop over in Dubai we finally stepped foot in Africa! First point of call – Cape Town, South Africa.
We got picked up from the airport and taken to our hotel at the Waterfront. The sun was going down so we quickly check in. Then head down to have a look around and get some dinner.
We found a restaurant- Quay Four, on the water and have dinner there. It was really good, I got a seafood platter and Renee got a steak. We washed it down with some drinks then paid for the bill. Now apparently in South Africa tipping is a thing. In Australia we never tip so when the bill came out we paid the bill with an extra 20 rand. The server came back and pointed out that we don’t have to tip but handed our bill back expecting more of a tip. This is all new to us so we gave her an extra 50 rand and she seemed happy.
We headed back to our hotel to book a day tour for the morning as we only have two nights in Cape Town. Had an awesome sleep then woke up early for a breakfast buffet then a quick walk down to the Waterfront before we head out on our day tour. The first thing we see was Table Mountain. WOW what a cool back drop for the city! Seals were swimming around in the Port which was very nice to see.
None of the shops were open as it was too early. So we headed back to our hotel to get picked up for our tour.
First stop was the national park at Cape Point, to check out the light house.
Cape Hope the most southern/western point of Africa.
There were so many baboons just chilling on the road and sitting on parked cars, breaking off the wind screen wipers.Ha ha these cheeky monkeys were fun to watch.
Next stop was the African penguins. These guys were so cute, all just chilling on the beach, as they were all molting.
Got a quick bite to eat then headed to Hout Bay to catch a boat out to Seal Island.
The island was just full of seals all just sleeping on the island while others were playing in the water. It was really cool to see seals in the wild.
The last stop was the Botanical Gardens near Table Mountain.
It was very beautiful seeing all the natural plants of Africa with Table Mountain as the back drop.
We wrapped up the tour there, then headed back to our hotel.
Once we got back we realised how sun burnt we both got. The side effects from the Malaria tablets are in full effect. We got in contact with our friends who we met on our trip to Egypt. They live in Cape Town, so we meet up with them and head out for dinner at a roof top bar on the Waterfront.
As the sun was setting the clouds came over the top of Table mountain which they call the table cloth. It looked so cool.
Good food & drinks, great company and an amazing view of the city as the sun set. What more could you want?
Was real fun to catch up with them again and have some laughs over drinks and food. Great times.
The next morning we headed down to the Waterfront for a couple of Bloody Marys before our flight to Victoria Falls. This was our starting point for our 3 week Africa safari from Zimbabwe through Botswana, Namibia and back down through South Africa to Cape Town.
Woohoo so excited for this adventure!! See you in 3 weeks Cape Town 👍
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