Cape Town Day 2
We decided we would try the Red Bus Sightseeing Tour today. Being unsure whether we could buy tickets on the bus or which stops had ticket offices (not necessarily the closest to us), we decided to walk to the main ticket office at the very start. Quite an interesting experience – you actually have to walk across the main junction where the motorway comes into the town – we made it -quite scary though. Once again we wandered through the V&A waterfront where there seems never ending things to see and do and a multitude of shops as well. We arrived at the ticket office, bought a ticket and got straight on the bus. The tour is an excellent way of seeing the sights of the city and surrounding areas. We were on the top deck of the open top bus, you also get ear phones which you plug into some audio boxes to hear a commentary of where you are and what you are passing.
As we neared the stop for the Table Mountain cable car we decided to go up the top as the perpetual mist at the top seemed to be clearing for the first time since we arrived in the city. It was a bit of a wait for the cable car, disconcerting when we got on though as they ask you to let go of the sides and then start the floor revolving – so not only do you go up but you also revolve inside the car as well! At the top there is a short walk to go round the top – we saw lots of lizards and the flora is very extensive as well. The mist stayed stubbornly on the top until we were boarding the car to come down and then within 5 minutes it cleared completely!
We continued on our way on the bus back to the V&A waterfront once again where we had lunch. We then wandered around here some more watching the entertainment – jazz bands, African singers and African dancers. We also went out along one of the piers
We thought we would go to the main tourist office and see if we could book a tour or two for our third day. Unfortunately we arrived at 17.15 and it had already shut.
For dinner we once again went down to the V&A and ate in a Portuguese restaurant although we had the local speciality fish – Kingklip – once again an excellent meal. We were entertained by some African singers and also 3 guys singing operatic songs.
The other thing we managed to sample was the wine – can't fault any of them!