Friday, November 20, 2015

South Africa ~ Wednesday ~ Tour of the Cape

Photo of the Day - Hout Bay

Above: Hout Bay taken from Chapman's Peak Drive

When we first arrived in Cape Town our B&B helped us organise a transfer from the airport and we were collected by a young gentleman called Sputla. he told us he could take us here and there and do anything we choose etc. etc. – “What ever you want Graham and Mrs Kim, as long as you are happy and have a great time”

So we decided that rather than give our Rands to the big companies we would engage Sputla for the day to take us on a private tour. Our exchange is so good against the Rand that it wasn’t very expensive at all.

Bless him, Sputla was there at 06:00 for our 09:00 start, dressed in his white shirt and the car freshly cleaned. A safe driver and a very intelligent and polite young man who wants to be a big business man and own his own tour/bus company. And he had a great thirst for knowledge wanting to know all about our culture, religion, politics, world events, aboriginal history…..
Our first stop was Camps bay on the other side of table mountain, to take some photos. The sand is very white and the sea is a beautiful turquoise. This is one of the expensive parts of town with some magnificent houses with magnificent prices.
Next, it was back to Hout Bay, but this time we took the tour boat to Seal Island (with numerous Indian and Asian tourists).
Lots of strong wind today so a bit choppy.
And then onto the Cape of Good Hope. Last time we were here we nearly had a fight with some other tourists and it wasn’t much better this time. Everyone wants to have their photo taken at the sign and everybody shoves in,,, Which is why I have cropped this photo to get rid of all the rude people.
Then at Cape Point we had lunch at the ‘Two Oceans Restaurant’, Sputla used his connections and we got a table with a view.
Then a funicular ride up to the lighthouse.
Below, its windy, hence the wild hair.
Then on our way back to Cape Town we stopped at Constantia for some wine tasting.
Above: here we are with our chauffeur, Sputla.
And finally we stopped on the way back at Wynberg, and the area where Graham lived as a boy.
Tomorrow its back on a plane and back to Johannesburg.

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