It is located on the edge of a natural and a historic harbour, which has the iconic Table Mountain as its backdrop.
V&A Waterfront offers local and international visitors a cosmopolitan mix of experiences ranging from leisure, shopping and exclusive entertainment. It also offers prime residential and commercial properties. 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 by the name Raymond who ended up being our tour guide. He is a Zulu and from him, we also learnt about the Zulu culture. The following morning, he dropped us at the Two Oceans Aquarium.
The Two Oceans Aquarium 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 and you will thank me later.
We then enjoyed the Cape wheel.
The Cape Wheel is a giant observation wheel that offers a spectacular 360 degree panoramic view of Cape Town from the iconic and vibrant V&A Waterfront. 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 South West of Cape Town, lies the Cape Point. It is 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 stop over was at Simon’s Town, where we had allot 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 allot of ships in the harbour. 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 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 a better views all the way up even though it was very windy. Finally, we made it to Cape point. Memories are made of this!
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 learnt the process of making cheese and also tasted some cheese. We had 2 stop overs 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 into your bucketlist!
A Photo Journey Through Our Road Trip In Cape Town
A Travel Quote…
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta
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