In March we were lucky enough to travel to Cape Town for two weeks. A two week holiday is way too long for just one blog. Therefore, this blog is one in a series of blogs about Cape Town, South Africa.
Flying to Cape Town directly is not cheap, so we opted for a layover (for a blog about waiting during a layover click here). The cheapest and best one we could find. This lead us to Doha. We flew with Qatar, and it was not too bad. The people on the flight were lovely, and even brought Niklas more food after he jokingly asked for seconds. This is something we swear by; you will never know if you never ask. The air hostesses also often brought us some “refresher” towels. Good thing too, as the second flight was 9 hours and without the refresher towels, how could we have managed such a long travel time (24 hours in total).
You never know if you never ask
Our first day in Cape Town took us straight to a beach, after dropping off our bags, no shower, no nap, just pure excitement to feel the sand between our toes, the sun on our face and the sea crashing against our legs as we walk along the shore. Our excitement, still radiating, diminished somewhat when we came to the sudden realisation that the Capetonian sea water is ice cold. Even so, the gorgeous views made up for this shock.
Relating to or characteristic of the South African capital Cape Town or its inhabitants.
‘Capetonian food has always been an intoxicating mixture of flavours’
Our first weekend in Cape Town was amazing. We saw so many different beaches, we ate sushi, we rested a little bit, we went for a 5km ‘fun run’ and did some wine tasting, and even hiked up Lions head. All in all it was marvelous! The first week there was also nothing shy of the best time! We got to drive all around the coast from Somerset West, to Cape Point. We saw a penguin who we really wanted to take with us, but he had matters to attend to and it would also have been illegal for us to have done so.
A lot of our time in South Africa was spent either in traffic or at a beach. The Capetonian traffic is horrible! A usual 15 minute car journey could take you anywhere from one hour to three days if you aren’t careful. Obviously the three days worth of traffic is me over exaggerating to make my point.
But anyway, that concludes the overview of our trip. Stay tuned for a ‘how to guide’ for the Capetonian traffic; how to steal a penguin; and much much more.
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