We want to share our latest trip to Cape Town, South Africa with you.
We travelled between January 21 and February 4. The departure airport was Stockholm Arlanda. We landed first in Frankfurt and then had a night flight over to Cape Town. The journey took a total of about 15 hours. I would recommend taking a night flight if you are doing this long journey...
We had planned to try Kitesurfing and ended up doing it three times, I came along so far that I learned to control the dragon and handle it, however, I never stood on the board. I definitely would have needed longer to learn it with the board, although my husband tried with the board a few times and agreed it was challenging to say the least.
Our days not spent Kitesurfing involved us driving around by car to a few of the many amazing places in Cape Town. We photographed some beautiful beaches, ate at many restaurants and went to Stellenbosh where we visited three different vineyards. Asara Wine Estate, Dornier Winefarm and Babylonstoren wine estate.
I can really recommend going to South Africa for wine tasting but also try and visit some of the many beautiful places it has to offer and even attempt climbing Table Mountain. Cape Town has no shortage of fantastic beaches, and there is plenty other things to see. Some of the lovely beaches we visited were:
* Dolphin Beach
* Bloubergstrand (the long beach promenade in Cape Town near where we lived)
* Shark Bay (Langebaan)
We went to Simon's Town to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony where we saw small and cute African penguins. Boulder's Beach is not only a place for penguins, it is also a popular beach for the family, for younger children, there are mountain pools to explore, rocks to climb or swimming in the fine False Bay water.
We went up to Chapman's Peak where there was a great view of False Bay. Chapman's Peak is the name of a mountain located on the western side of the Cape Peninsula, between Hout Bay and Noordhoek in Cape Town, South Africa. We went up for a great road Chapman's Peak Drive and Cape Point Route, which had many beautiful and interesting coastal areas and beautiful scenery.
We visited Muizenberg which is a smaller town outside Cape Town, we visited more beaches but the city looked beautiful as well and we'll have to explore that more next time. This city is best known for the popular beaches and the most active surf communities, as well as great shopping. Along the long fine Bloubergstrand you will notice many people Kitesurfing.
The weather in Cape Town was around 23-25 degrees every day, 30 degrees one of the days, which is normal summer weather in Cape Town due to the breeze off the sea. There was a little rain the morning after we arrived and it was cloudy and rain the same day we were going home, so we were lucky with the weather. We did not bathe so much in the sea, 18 degrees, unfortunately because of the wind, it was too cold to swim. Stellenbosh, on the other hand, lies further away from the sea and offered warmer weather, up to 37 degrees.
Why should you visit Cape Town?
* Activities and attractions are an important part of a visit to Cape Town (for those who like adventure)
* Cape Town has no shortage of fantastic beaches
* There is plenty to see, many beautiful places to photograph.
* There are a variety of wine tasting vineyards and a visit is a must if you like wine.
* Visit the wildlife safari, climb dramatic mountains, see beautiful chalk-white beaches with turquoise waters and eat good food in lively restaurants.
* An experience trip that one does not forget.
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