Friday, November 20, 2015

South Africa ~ Wednesday ~ Tour of the Cape

Photo of the Day - Hout Bay

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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…..
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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.
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Next, it was back to Hout Bay, but this time we took the tour boat to Seal Island (with numerous Indian and Asian tourists).
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Lots of strong wind today so a bit choppy.
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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.
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Then at Cape Point we had lunch at the ‘Two Oceans Restaurant’, Sputla used his connections and we got a table with a view.
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Then a funicular ride up to the lighthouse.
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Below, its windy, hence the wild hair.
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Then on our way back to Cape Town we stopped at Constantia for some wine tasting.
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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.
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Tomorrow its back on a plane and back to Johannesburg.
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