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

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’.

View of Table Mountain from Robben Island

View of Table Mountain from Robben Island

View going up Table Mountain on the cable car

View going up Table Mountain on the cable car

View from Table Mountain over Cape Town

View from Table Mountain over Cape Town

me at the top of Table Mountain

me at the top of Table Mountain

Lizard at the top of Table Mountain

Lizard at the top of Table Mountain

Seapoint

Seapoint, Cape Town

Seapoint, Cape Town

Rhino art along the walkway to Seapoint from Green Point

Rhino art along the walkway to Seapoint from Green Point

Rhino art along the walkway to Seapoint from Green Point

The Waterfront

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.

Waterfront

Waterfront

Waterfront shopping

Waterfront shopping

Sign at the waterfront

Noble Square

Noble Square

Watershed (markets)

Watershed (markets)

Food market at the Waterfront

Food market at the Waterfront

Music at the Waterfront

Music at the Waterfront

Stay tuned for my day trips post tomorrow about wineries and a visit to Cape Point (and penguins)!

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