LUMINOUS TRIPS

Cape Town – Days 1 to 5

As our plane decends, I get the first glimpse of an imposing landform. It is familiar, for it has featured in all the cricket matches our nation has played in this part of the world – it is the Table mountain. Our plane landed at the Cape Town Airport and this time too, as soon as the plane docked, my son rushed out, the only difference being that this time around my younger son was following him. It was evening by the time we got out of the airport and after parking our bags at our hotel we left for the V&A waterfront for dinner. A perfect start to our vacation

Cape Town Airport

 

Day 2 – Cape Town: We were staying at a central location with the hop on hop off bus stop around the corner, great restaurants and good coffee in the vicinity and a car rental a couple of blocks away. We took the three-day hop on hop off bus ticket and headed straight to the table mountain.  Once at the base of the mountain, we took the cable car to the top. Once at the top, the mountain offers you insanely beautiful views of the city at every corner, great trails and a pretty decent coffee shop. You can spend anywhere between a couple of hours to the entire day there if you are doing the trails. After visiting the table mountain, we look our hop on hop to signal hill – the place boasts of beautiful sunsets over the town and it does live up to it. We had dinner at V&A and called it a day.

Cable Car – Table Mountain
At the top – Table Mountain
Signal Hill

 

Day 3 – Cape Town: We visited Hout Bay in the morning. It was a perfect setting, with a group of people playing live music, a bay and mountains. Not to forget the seagulls there were adding to the atmosphere, almost surreal. We had the best fish and chips we have had in a long time.  Kids really enjoyed the seal feeding there. After visiting Hout bay we visited Camps Bay. I think it has the best beach in Cape Town. We stopped there for some coffee and a quick bite. We then went leisurely exploring the place. Later we took our bus to beautiful play area by the sea for the kids in Bantry Bay.

Hout Bay
Our very own photo bomber!
Day 4 – Cape Town: After our lunch at the V&A waterfront, we headed to the two oceans aquarium – a five-minute walk from V&A. Kids loved the exhibitions and went hysterical with the shark feeding there. We then sailed through the canals of the V&A waterfront
2 oceans aquarium
Canals @ V&A

 

Day 5 – Cape Town: My son and I picked our rental car today and after a brief stop at our hotel, we headed to cape point, the most south-westerly tip of Africa. I took the route M16 from Hout Bay. The M16 is a very picturesque highway with a cliff on one side and the ocean on the other

Boys @ the lighthouse, cape point
Cape Point
Cape Point