6 In The Circle
Travel Blogs from Hout Bay
... it is free.
My morning ritual consisted of a run next to the 'Eerste rivier' (first river) towards the Jan Marais nature reserve, both totally free and beautiful, where I could breath some fresh air, get away from the masses and simply enjoy my beautiful surroundings.
The rest of the day I would spend exploring the city centre which has a vision of becoming an artist little town and doing a great job of it. The architecture and interesting shops are ...
... up in front of us and the near-empty desert highway morphed into a busy six-laner. Getting to Camps Bay was simply a matter of continuing to drive straight ahead when the motorway ended near the waterfront. We passed between the western flank of Table Mountain and the Lion's Head, that other great protruberance of rock that makes Cape Town such a unique and picturesque city. Camps Bay is a very upmarket beach resort, expensive mansions clinging to a steep hillside. ...
... some museums and historical sites but Bridget had other ideas. Shop shop shop! Not that I am complaining but my teacher ego says YOU MUST SOAK UP CULTURE AND LEARN. But then I decided I can save become more cultured for another day. To prove this point (apparently) we went to Spur for lunch. Now Spur is probably one of the most bizarre concepts here. It is a South African chain of restaurants with a Native American theme. Think Ricky's with cow ...
... and didn’t want to
leave that place.
Next, we drove to the hostel where
we spent the night. We had one big dorm style room for 8 of us which was nice.
And for dinner we even tried ostrich! I thought it would be disgusting but it
was actually delicious – it’s a red meat and it tasted just like steak, I even
liked it better than the chicken! Sunday morning we woke up and headed to the Cango
Wildlife Ranch. They had a ton of ...
Our trip back to Cape Town was no-less spectacular. Our route took us through a winding, mountainous but incredibly scenic section of highway called Chapman’s Peak. This section of road is as beautiful as any I have ever driven, including the Amalfi Coast in Italy. We traveled along miles of gorgeous shoreline, passed a quaint lighthouse bathed in a glorius setting sun and drove through ...