Visiting Table Mountain + V&A Waterfront

Table Mountain

After only having a few nights sleep on the flight to Cape Town,  I slept like a baby and had a much needed 12 hour sleep. 

We planned the evening before that it would be a good idea to see the city via the big red city bus, which they have in most major cities and get off at the bottom of Table Mountain to take the cable car to the top. 

Table Mountain is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World along with the Amazon in South America; Halong Bay in Vietnam; Iguazu Falls in Argentina; Jeju Island in South Korea; Komodo in Indonesia and Puerto Princesa Underground River in the Philippines…and the views didn’t disappoint. 

After taking in the views we decided to walk the perimeter of the mountain to take in more stunning views, from the other side of the mountain, overlooking Camps Bay & Clifton Beach, which took us a little over an hour.

We then waited 45 minutes to take the cable car back down and hopped back on the bus, which took us to the two beaches mentioned above. 

After sitting on the bus and learning about the cities history through the earphones provided, we got off at the V&A Waterfront.

We soon heard African music coming from a group of live singers, so we went to check it out. 

I particularly liked their rendition of Shakira’s Waka Waka.

Shortly after, we found a nearby bar which actually served cider! 

We then went back to our apartment, got ready and headed out down what we thought was a safe street. 

We had walked down the street earlier where families lined the street, but tonight it had a much different feeling. 

I was asked if I wanted to buy weed on more than 5 occasions and on one occasion asked if I wanted “sexy time”. 

We found the nearest bar – Tiger’s Milk and grabbed something to eat, before heading back down the same street to our Airbnb.

Two hours on, the street now felt even more dodgy as men perved at Emily. On one occasion a lady chased Emily shouting “Hey sexy lady, shake that booty” – we think she was asking for money…

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