CAPTIVATING CAPE TOWN

Greetings to all the lovely readers, wishing you a fab new year 🙂 As this year kicks off, I am happy to be back online and blogging again. 

During the festive season, I was lucky enough to travel to Cape Town with my sister and my father (my dorks as I call them) and all I can say is I WOULD LOVE TO MOVE DOWN TO THE COAST ANY DAY! Wow. 

**Happy reading**

 

29 December 2016

We flew on Mango Airlines to and from CT and honestly they were such a pleasant, friendly airline and my number 1 – the flight was just under 2 hours. 

We arrived and the first thing we saw was the beautiful Table Mountain and she is absolutely stunning!We spent two hours in a tiny 2-door car and starving, hot, thirsty and exhausted – Luckily, we had a scenic drive and saw what the Western Cape has to offer local tourists. We stayed in Fish Hoek, South side of Cape Town. Our flat was a 3-minute walk to the beach. 

30 December 2016

To our surprise the beach was so beautiful, spacious and the added bonus: NO HOT SAND unlike Ballito, Durban. Yes, the water is refreshing, but the waves were so lekka and zero rocks that even I went in tummy deep in shark and whale infested waters (SO DEPRESSING THAT WE NEVER GOT TO SEE ANY SHARKS OR WHALES) But, I do plan on going back and doing a shark cage diving day! #BLOODRUSH!

Saw (and definitely touched) all the beautiful dogs that swam in the sea and walked along the beach – so happy, content and super friendly towards the humans and fellow animals. The weather was scorching hot for 3.5 days out of 5 – THANKS SO MUCH MOTHER NATURE 🙂

31 December 2016/1 January 2017

Day 2 at the Fish Hoek main beach which I nicknamed “Hoekie Beach”

Nothing exciting to report, we swam and tanned. 

Later that evening, we went to friends for a little (and very drunk) New Year’s bash – A little thank you for hosting us and the party: The lovely Johnstone family and their beach house complex. 

Rest of the January 2017 days…

We went out for cocktails, lunch, and walks. 

Sightseeing was definitely on top of the list and we explored Cape Point, drove the trail of Chapman’s Peak and explored Hout Bay. 

Overall rating of Cape Town as a CT virgin tourist: 9 out of 10 🙂 

Thank you to my family and James Muir for allowing me to tag along and enjoy the mini getaway to Captivating Cape Town 

 

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