One Day in Cape Town (English Version)

26. Februar 2013 | Von | Kategorie: Kapstadt, Reports in English, Südafrika

Tafelberg, Kapstadt, Südafrika

During our South Africa Tour along the Garden Route we stayed for 3 days in Cape Town. One day we had scheduled to visit the wine region of Stellenbosch and to take a tour in a winery. Another day was reservated for Hout Bay, Boulder Beach and the Cape of Good Hope. So there was only one day left for Cape Town itself.

Cape Town is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and there is so much to see that you will always discover something new, which is worth a visit. As we were the first time in Cape Town, we wanted to see all the nice places of Cape Town, but because of the lack of time, we had to focus on a few highlights. We opted for a visit at the roof of Cape Town the Table Mountain, taking a walk through the Malay Quarter and the Center, to stroll along the Waterfront and to finish the day with a dinner at the revolving restaurant „Top of the Ritz“.

The Table Mountain is the landmark of Cape Town. Its highest point is 1086m above sea level. Several trails lead to the plateau of the Table Mountain. For the climb you have to spend about 90 grueling minutes. We decided to took the cable car that took us upwards in 7 minutes. In this time we surmounted 700 meters in hight and the cabin turned once on its axis. At the top we expected a tight breeze and a fantastic view to Lions Head, the Atlantic Ocean, Robben Iceland and downtown Cape Town. On the 3km long summit plateau a trail invites you on a short hike. Otherwise you will find at the top station of the cable car all what a tourist need, from the restaurant to the gift shop to the toilet.

We began our City tour in the Malay Quarter (Bo Kaap). This predominantly Muslim district is inhabited by the Cape Malays, descendants of the former slaves coming from Asia. Typical of this residential district are the colorful painted houses and the minarets. Here waits some good photo opportunitys to be photographed. Located in the Malay Quarter is the Bo Kaap Museum, devoted to the culture of the Cape Malays. Our city tour included next to the Malay Quarter and the Long Street with its old Victorian buildings, art shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs, and also the Greenmarket Square with its arts and crafts market.

Another item on our bucket list was the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the restored shipyard and port district and the most visited tourist attraction in Cape Town. There you can sit down and look round, take a meal, go shopping, take photos and, and, and … Street performers and musicians provide a rollicking entertaining mood. Even if there is anything a little more expensive, we will find the Waterfront in Cape Town is a must for any visitor.

A fantastic view of Cape Town and a spectacular sunset with a nice dinner and a glass of wine offered us the restaurant „Top of the Ritz“ in the 21th Floor of the Ritz Hotel. A nice end of the day.

Tafelberg, Kapstadt, Südafrika

Kapstadt, Südafrika

Tafelberg, Kapstadt, Südafrika

Kapstadt, Südafrika

Kapstadt, Südafrika

Kapstadt, Südafrika

Tafelberg, Kapstadt, Südafrika

Kapstadt, Südafrika

Kapstadt, Südafrika

Kapstadt, Südafrika

Kapstadt, Südafrika

Kapstadt, Südafrika

Kapstadt, Südafrika

Kapstadt, Südafrika

Waterfront Kapstadt, Südafrika

Waterfront Kapstadt, Südafrika

Waterfront Kapstadt, Südafrika

Waterfront Kapstadt, Südafrika

Waterfront Kapstadt, Südafrika

Kapstadt, Südafrika

Kapstadt, Südafrika

Kapstadt, Südafrika

Kapstadt, Südafrika

Kapstadt, Südafrika

Kapstadt, Südafrika

 
 

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Udo Udo Weisner (†19.02.2015) - Reiseblogger / Travelblogger
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3 Kommentare auf "One Day in Cape Town (English Version)"

  1. I recently just returned from South Africa! I went to Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, but not the Malay Quarter. I loved the views from the top of Table Mountain; we took the cable car too and watched the sun go down. Beautiful!

  2. Freya sagt:

    South Africa is definitely on my list of places to visit, maybe I will go next year. It looks very beautiful, your photos give a very good picture.

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