We found the most adorable & quaint bakery at the V&A Waterfront. It was only a few minutes from where we were staying. The energy, ambiance and culinary art was delightful & so delicious. What a way to start off our early morning!
Ready to explore the unknown to us together-Let the adventures begin!
Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town.
The Aerial Cable-way is worth the ride!
The “Rotair” cars can carry 65 passengers. They also run on a double cable, making them much more stable in high wind, and giving a faster journey of 4–5 minutes to the summit. The floors of the cars rotate through 360 degrees during the ascent or descent, giving passengers a panoramic view.
Table Mountain is the only natural site on the planet to have a constellation of stars named after it – Mensa, meaning “the table.” The flat-topped mountain has withstood six million years of erosion and hosts the richest, yet smallest floral kingdom on earth with over 1,470 floral species. It also boasts numerous rare and endangered species. It has the unique flat-topped peaks which reach 1,086 m above sea level.
On top of the world!
Overstimulated by such beauty that surrounded us. Every glimpse further we were all in a state of wonderment.
What a wonderful experience with my three favorite fellas & Richard (behind the lens). After hiking, exploring and enjoying the beauty of Table Mountain for several hours it was time to see what Richard had planned for us next…
Bo Kaap was a must see! The history it holds was one I wanted the boys to see, learn and know about.
Bo Kaap is hidden in central Cape Town, just beyond the hassles and bustle
Fascinating and rich culture, the Bo-Kaap residence formerly known as “Cape Malay Quarter” are descendants of slaves imported and brought there by the Dutch in the 16th and 17th Centuries. The homes were built and leased to slaves.
To this day, the houses are a mix of Cape Dutch and Georgian architecture, in distinctive multicolored rows on steeply cobbled roads. The choice of color is said to be attributed to the fact that while on lease, all the houses had to be white. When this rule was eventually lifted, and the slaves were allowed to buy the properties, all the houses were painted bright colors by their owners as an expression of their freedom.
Many of the families in the Bo-Kaap have been living there for generations. Today the Bo-Kaap community is a significant part of the cultural experience in Cape Town.
We decided on late lunch early dinner and Richard knowing my passion for food made with love knew the exact spot to take us too!
It was spectacular early evening seeing this enchanting land from above…
What a way to end the magnificent day!