Monday, August 26, 2013

Cape Town Day 2

A nice relaxing sleep in until a 9 am breakfast. Typical B&B set up with a help yourself cereal, danish, fruit, cheese plate along with yogurt and fruit juices. Fresh coffee was available and brought directly to your table. After that first course, a hot breakfast was available with bacon, eggs, mushrooms (they like these for breaky down here:-), tomato and toast. All very good of course.

We met Antony the co-owner and he was very helpful in getting the Mini all arranged for our day. Papers signed and driver info organized and we were off on our adventures. 

We quickly got oriented and off to Signal Hill for our first stop. Great views overlooking Cape Town and our B&B. We watched some parasailing off the top and it looked like serious fun!
View from Signal Hill.
Table Mountain and Lion's Head

Table Mountain

Looking North from Signal Hill
We managed to grab a geocache and then headed over to Table Mountain and the Sky tram. Parking was a nightmare and with clouds starting to form we elected to skip the ride up for now. We headed to the Two Oceans restaurant at the south end of the cape.

Our Mini Cooper S Convertible

No one was safe!!! Actually she did a great job.. except for the Wee.. Wee around corners
Our journey took us through Hout Bay and down through Chapman’s Peek drive to Kommetjie and then down to Scarborough and into Cape of Good Hope Table Mountain National Park. (We did stop at a neat African Art place and spent a few rand on keepsakes:-).

Hout Bay
 The restaurant is located at the end of the road and is fantastic. They specialize in Sushi and seafood... so it was Sushi for me again (sorry Michi) and seafood for Kelly.

Kelly awaits our mid day lunch/dinner.

Sorry Michi.. I couldn't resist.

Kelly didn't suffer either :-)
We enjoyed the fantastic views of the Indian and Atlantic oceans and then started back towards town. We stopped and got a couple geocaches and wound our way back through Simon’s Town for some variety. We jumped across the peninsula on the M6 and rejoined the western route via Chapman’s Bay. This drive cost $3.60 in tolls but is worth every penny. The Mini took the corners like a go cart... which it feels like when you drive it. Great fun especially with the top down! Couple button pushes and it did it’s thing!

Simon's Town
The Sentinel by Hout Bay
Almost home we topped up the tank after our afternoon adventure and paid $21 for gas. Not bad for a fancy go cart! Once back at the lodge we had a refreshing beverage and relaxed the remainder of the evening away.

Tomorrow we are off on a full day Stellenbosch wine country tour... via transport thank god!

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