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Published: October 10th 2016
Once again we were up early and off to V&A Waterfront. I would say the waterfront has a cosmopolitan feel to it and if you're ever in Cape Town, we think it's a must. I've never been to Camden market but Alex said it has a similar feel to the food market that we visited with lots of small independent companies selling a variety of food and drinks. The atmosphere was good with two guys singing oasis which made home feel not so far away. The cost varies greatly depending on what you purchase with game kebabs, shawarmas and burgers on offer, you can sample anything and not spend too much! I had a shawarma which set me back 60R (approx 3 pounds).
We purchased our Robben Island tickets for Tuesday 4th. If you do ever want to visit Robben Island, book your tickets well in advance as they sell out fast with large school groups and many large tourgroups visiting from Joburg to see the famous island. After a brief wonder round the mall we set off to the famous Table Mountain. Table Mountain is a flat topped mountain and they say when the clouds form above
it, it is almost like it has a white table cloth on it. It is also one of the seven natural wonders of the world and is an iconic part of Cape Town. A return trip up the aerial cableway will cost approx 225 rand (12.50 pounds) however this price does change throughout the year. I say return, as for those brave enough you can walk up and/or down Table Mountain. A few days later at a vineyard we spoke to an English girl who had climbed Table Mountain earlier that morning, she said it took her about 3 hours to get up and was certainly not walking, more like rock climbing. Not for the faint hearted.
After queueing for an hour up we were finally on our way up Table Mountain. When you go up in the cableway it rotates 360 degrees very slowly ensuring you get a view of the city from all angles. Once at the top of the mountain, we spotted these little creatures that moved like a rabbit but had the face of Guinea pig called a Dassie, they seemed to pop up all around, an animal I hadn't noticed when I visited the
year before. They are friendly curious animals but do not like you to get too close. We had a lovely walk around and were fortunately there for some of the sunset hence the beautiful pictures. It was quite reasonably priced for a tourist attraction but the currency exchange rate when we left was £1 = 18 Rand so most things appear reasonably priced to us here in Cape Town. You can spend at least a good hour up there, there are a lot more paths to walk along than I had realised the year before. The views are spectacular and well worth the money. Due to it being the holiday weekend we also queued for an hour to get down but we enjoyed soaking up the views and Alex enjoyed doing his first live stream. We arrived home very late and hit the sack quite quickly, up dark and early again for our first day in school.
From Cape Town, with love x
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