So I’ve had my friend Austin here for a few days. He’s a New Orleans born guy who currently lives in San Diego. We became friends on a train station somewhere in Italy while I was touring there in 2011.
It’s his first visit to Cape Town (and South Africa for that matter) and I’ve been playing tour guide – a role, which I must say, I really am enjoying. I mean, getting to show of this city which I love so much, walking around and going “So here we have this awesome thing and there we have that unbelievable thing”, it’s been really great to see his reactions.
Yesterday for example, we had a jam-packed day. We started things off on top of Table Mountain:
Currently it’s R215 for an adult return ticket – R205 if you book online, which is also better cause you will also save on some queueing time. (Sadly you don’t totally get away with queueing though, the online tickets line is still a bit of a killer)
Some of you might not know however that you get a free ride on your birthday (for over 18s only) AND if you hit the cableway at sunset, you only pay half price.
Sunset rides are available until 20 Dec 2013 and then again from 6 Jan – 28 Feb 2014, it kicks off at 18:00 and you cant buy these online. (But it’s still a really good deal, and very very pretty to see the sun go down from way up there)
After a hard morning of mountain exploring, we hit the Camps Bay strip. What’s the hottest spot on the strip on a Sunday? Cafe Caprice of course:
Austin was an instant fan of their burgers and I’m rather fond of their crispy calamari salad. He loved this place so much, he even left with a Caprice t-shirt.
Lunch was followed by some sun worshipping and more people watching over at Clifton 4:
Followed by a kick-ass sunset concert over at Kirstenbosch with Jack Parow featuring David Kramer & Francois van Coke:
If you haven’t yet done one of these. Why not?? Hop on over here for the full summer concert schedule. Tickets range from R65 – R120 (with discounts for the little ones) and you can book them all via Webtickets over here.
Now in how many other cities around the world would you be able to do all of that in one day? Not many, that I can guarantee you. It truly gave me new appreciation for this beautiful place I get to call home and I think I can say with 100% surety that Austin has fully fallen in love with Cape Town too. Success!
I predict follow up visits in his future… nobody comes here only once…