Cape Town 1

Our apartment here is an old house and is great – two blocks from the waterfront at Sea Point; it is very spacious – with a nice large balcony for sitting with a glass of wine after a day touring around. On our first day in Cape Town we went on the hop-on-off bus and stopped at the V&A waterfront, Bo Kaap neighbourhood and Camps Bay.

The second day we headed out to the wineries – taking in three of the wineries recommended by Louise & Craig and by our friends Chris & Toula. We started out at Babylonstoren which has phenomenal grounds. After wine-tasting there we headed over to Boschendal for lunch. The restaurant was closed for renovations (see the picture of the new restaurant with a view of the mountains), but they were still serving lunch outdoors. After lunch we went into the Manor house (now a museum) and then to an outdoor setting for wine-tasting. We bought a few bottles of wine and then drove to Grand Provence – great art gallery and another wine tasting. We bought some more wine there and then headed home to have wine, cheese and cold cuts on our balcony.

Today we started with a walk – competing with a cancer walk run on Beach Avenue. Then we headed out to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. On the way there was a craft sale so stopped in there to browse. Kirstenbosch had several events going on including a free concert, and given that it is Sunday today there were a gazillion people there – so we decided to pass and headed off to the Groot Constantia winery for lunch. We then headed off to Hout Bay before coming home.

Click on the following to see pictures of the three days:

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