Sights of Cape Town
After almost 6 weeks travelling around Africa I had just under a week in Cape Town, staying in an apartment with friends for a few days and then a hostel for a few.
To me, Cape Town is not Africa. East and Central Africa – basically anything above South Africa is completely different. Cape Town is modern city on a beautiful coastline, it reminds me of New Zealand, possibly Auckland, a great deal. It was clean, creative, sunny and warm.
Table Mountain is possibly the must-see attraction of Cape Town. It’s believed that it is at least 6 times older than the Himalayas and was formed under the sea about 600 million years ago. It’s name ‘Hoerikwaggo’ means ‘Mountain of the Sea’.
The waterfront is a massive shopping mall area, with a port and boats going to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. I did visit Robben Island, but I felt watching the movie ‘Mandela’ told me more than going there.
Stay tuned for my day trips post tomorrow about wineries and a visit to Cape Point (and penguins)!