Back to Plan A - Table Mountain


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Published: September 18th 2019
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Breakfast view!Breakfast view!Breakfast view!

Table Mountain (minus clouds!)
Woke this morning to bright sunshine, and when we got to breakfast we could see Table Mountain (without any cloud). Yayy!

So back to the Hop On Hop Off bus (red route this time) which also travels through the centre of Cape Town, and then part way up Table Mountain to the Lower Cableway Station. Off the bus, along with everyone else, to join the queue! Waited an hour to ride the cable car to the top. I guess (like us) everyone had waited for a clear day. There are two cable cars, one going up and one down at any given time, they each hold up to 65 people, have a revolving floor, and take 4-5 minutes to the top (or bottom). Once at the top there are paths around the mountain and spectacular views of Cape Town and the Atlantic coastline. Saw a Rock Hyrax, small animal, a bit like a rabbit, that likes the rocks, didn't get too close, apparently they bite! We expected it to be cold and windy up top, but not windy at all, and quite warm. Lots of people though. Not such a queue (through the shop) to get back down. Back onto
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And some of the queue (from further along in the queue)!
the (very full) bus, which then goes back along the coast. Stopped at Camps Bay (a beach suburb), sat and watched the ocean and had gelato for lunch!! (2 flavours -Turkish Delight and Granadilla - looks and tastes like passion fruit, but apparently slightly different.) Walked out the back (or front) of the hotel, the part that faces the ocean that we can see out our window, to see the sunset. Realised as we were heading back that the V&A Waterfront shopping centre extends behind the hotel as well, so walked through and found a restaurant for dinner. Ordered a glass of wine ($4) and got a bucket! And a nice meal as well.


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