Cape Town 2014 trip

The day was finally here! We are on our way to Cape Town. We’ve been dreaming about this day for months. For now it is time to leave Jozi behind and head to Cape Town from Lanseria Airport. My mother and my sister took us to the airport and we had a pre-flight celebration at the airport.

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Flying from Lanseria airport is very convenient for us as we stay very close.

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Bloubergstrand
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Bloubergstrand

In less than 2 hours we were at the Mother City! We hired a car and picked it up at the airport. From the airport we went to Belville where friends of my husband stay. We had a braai and the next day we went to do some sightseeing. Bloubergstrand was of course one of our first stops.

 We also went to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and there we visited the Aquarium. What a treat!

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We had some of the best fish and chips that I’ve ever tasted at the restaurant at the aquarium
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Finding Nemo!
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This picture of a shark is one of my favourites
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Breakwater lodge When I was in Standard 5 (Grade 7) in 1994 we went on a family holiday to Cape Town. We stayed in the Breakwater lodge. It was interesting to see in again after so many years. It is very close to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. 
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The Castle of Good hope was built in 1666. It has been a big role player in the history of the Cape and South Africa

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The castle has 5 points and you can access them with stairs
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On our trip we also climbed Lions Head. It was a lot of fun but VERY hot. The views from Lions Head is amazing. It is a safe route with safe parking. It is something not to be missed.
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You can have a walk about in the gardens of the Kompanjies Tuin in Cape Town. It is the oldest public garden in South Africa. The first plants where planted here in 1652. It was originally started to produce food. There are various birds and plants for you to see.
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Saldanha bay is a natural harbour approximately 100km North of Cape Town. Saldanha is a great venue for sport enthusiasts and also hosts the Naval Training Base of the South African Military.
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Another must do when you visit Cape Town is a drive on Chapman’s Peak winds from North Hoek to Hout Bay. It is 9 km long and has 144 turns. Some see it as one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world.

We didn’t visit Saldanha for the above. We went there for the fish. There are a few fish factories there and the fish are not expensive. My husband went there for the bokkoms. (A dried fish. It is a lot like biltong. Some say it is a delicacy- I beg to differ. We also went to Langebaan (20km North of Saldanha. There we had the best meal at a great restaurant.

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Strand is a resort town on the edge of False Bay. It’s beach is 5km long and many hours can be spent here relaxing on the beach.
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