Cape Town, South Africa (Part 2)

In addition to the Table Mountain excursion (posted on May 2), we found ourselves in Capetown on two other occasions.

On the Saturday after I arrived, the weather was miserable (and cold!  I had to go buy a long-sleeved shirt and a turtleneck!), so Jeff and I went to a couple of vineyards wine tasting while Clive woke up.  A bottle of really nice wine…a whopping $6!

 

Go carts!

After a little lunch, we headed into the city to a go-cart track.  After a really long wait, it was our turn.  And although I couldn’t keep up with the boys, I did pretty good considering I’d never driven one of these babies before…and apparently, they went fast… comparatively speaking.  (I think my fastest lap was about 26 seconds, compared to Jeff’s 21 and Clive closely following him).

Needless to say, after our little race, we were starving, so headed into the city for some dinner.  Wandered in the rain along Long Street checking out the dinner options and the architecture; loved the mix of the old with the new.

Found a great little Caribbean place with the best mojitos ever!  (Shown here alongside Clive’s Strawberry shake and Jeff’s punch.)

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On Wednesday evening, Jeff and I hit Cape Town!

Jeff was talking bender….soooo didn’t happen (mid-week Cape Town – pretty mellow)!  But the intent was to find some live music, and that we did.  After heading back to the Caribbean restaurant we found the other day for appies and a cocktail (ironically called The Mojito Cafe), we wandered around, ending up at Mama Africa.  Had Bobotie for dinner (local version of a meat loaf – but so much better) while listening to a marimba/bongo band.

After dinner, we stuck around for another set and a few bevvies before deciding to crash (it was only 11:30pm!!)

(Mama Africa’s had the funkiest decor – the chandelier at the end of the room was made of coke bottles!)

The next morning we headed back to Stellenbosch via Muizenberg…a beautiful, seemingly endless, white sandy beach…with a lot of surf action.  A row of brightly coloured “bathing boxes” line the shore; supposedly Agatha Christie made use of one of these back in the 1920’s to ride the waves.

    

Dipped our toes in the icy cold ocean before heading back to the ‘Bosch for lunch.

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~ by betweenthelatitudes on May 21, 2012.

One Response to “Cape Town, South Africa (Part 2)”

  1. Nice place.thank you for sharing.

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