The Place on the Bay
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... views of the Atlantic Ocean. The road was narrow and extremely windy. Usually South Africans drive really fast but on this road they had to drive slowly. Thank goodness. We liked that there were lots of pull-offs on the road so that Chris could stop driving and take in the views.
The route is 9 km and has 114 curves. Chapman's Peak is 593 m high.
Here's what Wikipedia has to say about it:
The western flank of ...
When we walked into the place we rented for our first week here there were varying degrees of "holy ****", "oh my Lord", and "are you kidding me?" uttered from our mouths. Despite the fact that we had all seen pictures online prior to our trip (that we unabashedly showed to anyone and everyone) they somehow didn't quite do the place justice. We rented the Residence and Penthouse 2 at Blue Views in Camps Bay (www.blueviews.com.za) which connect by a door ...
... rolling down the mountain. Looked very cool and got some great shots. After about an hour jumped on the cable car and headed back down. We were then off to Steenberg Vinyard. As you leave Cape Town you can't help but notice the townships along the side of the highway. One minute there are million dollar homes and the next its falling down 10X10 shacks as far as the eye can see. Different groups of kids playing soccer along the highway for ...
... are there. Magic. It appears they also watch your car for you to ensure it does not get broken into. Believe that or not when you come back to the car they are there again waiting for a tip. There is no obligation to tip them we were told but the poor buggers stand in the wind the cold and the rain until the last car is gone. Worth a tip I think. They are also very grateful for your recognition seemingly no matter how small the remuneration.
... and a bunch of people playing 8ball. We got started on the beers and before long were joined by some work friends of Siebert, one of which brought two of his own pool cues. I have a bit of a thing about people who bring their own pool cues to a public bar, but he seemed like a good bloke and we decided to team up against some of the locals.
I hadn't played pool in a while, so I was a bit sceptical how I would go against a guy who brought not one, but two of ...