Cape Point

Trip Start Jun 07, 2010
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Trip End Jul 13, 2010


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Cape Point

Flag of South Africa  , Western Cape,
Wednesday, June 9, 2010

After today, I think its a possibility that this is the most beautiful city i have ever laid eyes on. Its absolutely incredible. The day started ordinarily enough. Caught a cab to central Cape Town to meet up with Matt and Dave.
We ambled about town, making a visit to Green Market Square, where there was several small stalls and stands (mostly selling World Cup Merchandise).
World Cup Fever has certainly hit this town, the symbol of which is undoubtedly the HORNNNNNNNNN. There are horns going off everywhere, and i mean everywhere. Continuously, you cant go a second without hearing one, or seeing 10 people blowing them. They are literally just walking on main roads, across intersections, blowing horns. Its chaos, but you cant help but smile and appreciate their enthusiasm.
Irritating as it may be, I was left with two choices; 1. continue to (rightfully) resent what is clearly an irritating instrument, or 2. embrace it, and when you cant beat (or ignore) them, join them. I chose the latter, purchasing a giant horn painted with the colours of the south African flag.
We then elected to hire a car for a few days with a few adventures in mind; Cape Point, Waterfront, and some wine regions.
Today we would journey off to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope. It was about a 2 hour journey along the coast, and wow, I quite simply have never seen as spectacular natural scenery. If the Great Ocean Road is good, this is 109045x better, give or take.
Aside from a minor reversing incident by Dave... the drive went off without a hitch and was one of the best things iv experienced. We even stumbled across a wild Ox-like-thing (possibly a Zebu??) and some Osterich.
Cape Point is the most southwestern tip of Africa, and made for some beautiful photos at sunset.
Then i headed home, hit the gym and have now backed up all my photos onto my ipod.
Tomorrow, im off to Robben Island first thing in the morning.
Having such fun, and the whole aspect of World Cup excitement hasnt really set in yet... just a couple days til kick off!!
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Vojtech on

Looks like a pretty cool place to be.
I'm jealous.
Nice apartment too! Have you met up with the 'fanatics' (or whoever your tour group is?)

tofor85
tofor85 on

il meet the Fanatics group tomorrow to organise soccer side of things..
Cape Town is... amazing.

John Mic & Rajani Krish & Amelia on

Nice to see you having a good holidays. Wish we could be with you. Keep on having a good time and keep in contact

nat on

breathtaking photos :D

tofor85
tofor85 on

Thanks SRO people! :) Hope work back home is as exciting as traveling around Cape Town....... mmm.. not sure it would be though.

Annette on

Oh I dont know I think it would come close, we have some funny noises comin out of this place! Some great photo's Kris. I got up to watch the match but after Germany kicked their second goal in 30 min I turned it off and went back to sleep lol

Hope you keep having an great time :D

tofor85
tofor85 on

Hello Annette. Funny noises?? Like literally, or water-cooler talk.. lol.
Understood about returning to sleep...
Even at the game, after being awake 18 hours early.. i wanted to just go to sleep after 20minutes! lol

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