Cape Town or Kaapstad (Afrikaans), also known as The Cape Of Good Hope is a beautiful city nestled at the foot of Table Mountain and one of the biggest tourist attractions In South Africa. When I ask most foreigners where they would go in South Africa most of them say Cape Town.
I had only been there once before when I was 11 and to be honest I don’t remember much of it! This time me and my two best girlfriends decided to take a winter break in our college holidays down to CT. We booked out Kalula flights, organised accommodation with Roxy’s uncle and off we went for a week.
(our list of what we wanted to do)
We arrived on the Thursday, and at once started making plans for the weeks endeavours. We didn’t really go to see the sights, we went to relax and have a good ol’ girls time! On the Thursday we went to an awesome club called Gandalf’s, which was R20.00 entrance drink as much as you like night! And so we did, none of us had a car there so a friend of a friend took us home, well nearly home. I don’t remember exactly what happened but the friend of a friend’s friend (the actual owner of the car) got a bee in his bonnet and refused to take us all the way home. We reluctantly got out at Cavendish Square, and some how found our way back home at 2.30am. Now you must understand, its not exactly safe to wonder around in the middle of the night, specially not three young woman. But we did what we had to do and got home with out a scratch or scare!
(the boat ride)
During our week, we went to various places like the Waterfront, the Fish Market, the Aquarium, Hout Bay and met up with some good friends who had relocated there. We even took a boat trip where we drank sparkling rose and sang “Im on a Boat” by The Lonely Island. (and yes we video taped it).
We had amazing warm weather nearly the whole time we were down there, well warm in winter terms. It only rained once (so happened to be the day we wanted to go to Ratanga Junction!). But other wise we had clear blue skied days with sunshine!
This holiday was a short but wonderful experience. Some of the people were so amazing and helpful, and then there were the rude and clicky people, of which we just started to ignore. There has always been conflict between Jo’burgers and Capetonians, battling it out to convince the other that their home city is the best. It will never be settled as it really all comes down to opinion. Personally I love to party and holiday there, but I don’t think it would suit me as a permanent place to live, but then again, who knows as you never know until you try!