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Cape Town loves to enchant

Thu, Oct 7, 2010

South Africa

Our three days of fun filled enjoyment in Cape Town had us begging for more. It simply exceeded my expectations. The history of the place itself is riveting, the friendly people will have you at ‘hello’ and the dollar here is stronger than ever. We reveled in the marvel of this city as it became part of our travel onboard the SilverSea Cruise.

South Africa is a paradise destination which is far away from any tourist destination so like us tourists can spend some few days during the pre and the post cruise period to visit the untouched countryside and the town side. We did some exciting thing here a recap.

You cannot miss driving or walking about in the down town region of Cape Town. This is the best way to understand the spirit and experience life in the city. The diverse architecture and historic sites are sure to lure. These will make for great memorabilia of Cape Town. One can also have a jolly good time by the sea side or take in stunning views of the surroundings mountains.

We even found a place to stay which was not too far form the infamous Table Mountain. Also try the beaches and the Victoria and Alfred waterfront which is simply wow. However tired we got we couldn’t resist hiking up the Table Mountain. We settled for the nearby Signal Hill with a local resident playing the role of an able guide. The world hasn’t seen more friendly people then the ones here at Cape Town. Although the strong winds and cloudy weather played spoil sport we recommend the cable car journey to the top of the Table Mountain. When in Cape Town weather news is everything!

The three days here were a breeze. The days simply flew by with all the things which we packed in to our schedules. The V&A was named after Queen Victoria and her beloved son Alfred who once visited here. The harbor is filled with tourists and locals all happy under the sun finding a place to drink and eat.

There are plenty bars and outdoor restaurants at the harbor which great coastal cuisine. Be at part of the carnival here and let loose like we wind. The snaps tell a story which we don’t recollect, the rum can do that sometimes. The relaxed lot can find solace at the wonderful amphitheatre here. A short cab ride from down town will take you to the V&A area.

We got a great insight into the history of South Africa at the Robben Island. Book a ferry tour in advance as it is very popular and fill up quickly. We even got a tour of Robben island, guess who was our personal guide? A former prisoner and it does not get better than this, it was truly like reliving the tormenting and liberating history of the region.

The Cape Town beaches are stunning with their golden white sands and turquoise blue waters. The short trip was exhilarating for the diverse experiences of the botanical gardens, the wine and cheese, stunning views from Cape Point, Watching Fur Seals near Hout Bay and the cutesy penguins at Boulders beach. Unbelieveable!

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