Do you love road trips? Would you like to do a road trip while in Cape Town? Then this blog is something for you.
The Tour to Robben Island started and ended at the Nelson Mandela Gateway near the clock tower at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.
And after diving into the top things to do in Cape Town, we still had an insatiable appetite for more adventures.
✦ V&A Waterfront
This is located next to the harbor in the city of Cape Town.
While in this area, you will be mesmerized by the backdrop of the V&A Waterfront which is the iconic Table Mountain.
V&A Waterfront its visitors with a wide range of experiences. These experiences include restaurants, hotels, shops, and entertainment. This is a place where people gather to eat, drink, shop, socialize while admiring the breathtaking views of Table Mountain.
With all the possibilities in the area, we definitely had a plan for the next day.
On the same day, we were also lucky to find a very good and honest taxi driver who ended up being our tour guide. He is a Zulu and from him, we also learned about the Zulu culture. The following morning, he dropped us at the Two Oceans Aquarium.
✦ Two Oceans Aquarium
This is an aquarium located at the V& A Waterfront. It showcases the different marine life through interactive displays.
It took us around 3 to 4 hours and it was a breathtaking experience. If you visit Cape Town, add this to your to-do list.
We then enjoyed the Cape wheel.
✦ Cape Wheel
Cape wheel offers opportunities to enjoy the panoramic views of the city of Cape Town.
The viewing experience goes across Table Mountain, Robben Island, Cape Town City skyline, Paarl Mountains, and the Cape Town Stadium. If you at the Waterfront and you want to try something different, try taking this ride.
✦ Some Tips For Cape wheel
- There are no queues
- You don’t have to book earlier
- It’s a trip of around 30 minutes
✦ A Road Trip To Cape Point
Being lovers of nature, a plan for an adventurous day out was not a bad idea. After all, we had rested for some days. The perfect destination was Cape Point; the most southern point of Africa.
At the tip of the Cape Peninsula 60 km southwest of Cape Town, lies the Cape Point.
It is a nature reserve within the Table Mountain National Park. It is also a declared Natural World Heritage Site.
Encompassing 7 750 hectares of rich and varied flora and fauna, Cape Point is a natural paradise with bucks, baboons and Cape mountain zebras as well as over 250 species of birds.
A road trip from Cape Town to Cape point around the Cape Peninsula is a must-do day trip while in Cape Town. It is a beautiful scenic drive that passes through several towns and beaches. As a matter of fact, we stopped over at every town on the way to enjoy the beautiful sceneries.
My favorite stopover was at Simon’s Town, where we had a lot to see. Simon’s Town is a picturesque town just 35km outside Cape Town. It is the third oldest town in South Africa and home to the South Africa Navy.
There were a lot of ships in the harbor. We also strolled around the old shops and visited the South Africa Naval Museum.
Into the park, we drove slowly down to Cape Point because we had to look out for the zebras, elands, bonteboks, baboons among other wild animals.
After parking the car, we walked up to the lighthouse at the top. We chose walking because it gave us better views all the way up even though it was very windy. Finally, we made it to Cape Point.
We then decided to walk to Cape of Good Hope. Trust me, it was so much fun even though I fell down several times. We had the most adventurous day of our trip.
✦ A Road Trip To The Wine Estates
Finally, the Wines of South Africa are famous and I don’t think that it was possible to leave Cape Town without visiting more Wine Estates.
Raymond had a perfect list for us; in Stellenbosch and in Franschhoek. This meant another road trip to the upcountry.
We visited 4 Wine Estates. The visits were quite informative and of course, some wine tasting. One of the Wine Estate also made cheese, where we learned the process of making cheese and also tasted some cheese.
We had 2 stopovers at Stellenbosch and Franschoek. A late lunch at Stellenbosch was a great idea.
Every trip provides an avenue for me to immerse myself in a new destination. I had beautiful experiences in Cape Town. Another reason for you to add this to your bucket list!
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