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Travel Blogs from Simon's Town
... to get in. I asked an Guard if we could hike up to the Top , he told because of the High Winds and falling rocks they would not recommend it , Karin looked relieved and so we took the Swiss Engineered Cable Car but I think the advise from the Guards where more Money than Wind driven because onTop of the Mountain the wind was relatively Calm and we also saw some Maintain Climbers. The Ticket price is an hefty 200 Rand which compared to hourly ...
... at the Abbey Manor - very American but optional European meat and cheese as well. The sun was shining so we headed to Table Mountain for a cable car ride up to the peak...but upon arrival the Japanese and German tourists had the same idea since we had the first clear day in weeks! So we saw it from the tour bus and turned around to head for Cape Point.
The beaches here are incredible but ...
... to be careful with the slippery steps….in other words taking one step at a time or your descent would have been a record breaking one! Ha, ha, ha!
Once down and since we still had time on our own, we decided to hike another trail, this one leading all the way down towards the beach. This proved to be a fantastic idea because the views ...
... out of our room saying that a baboon had got into the room (they are a real nuisance here) but actually it was only 'Daveed' my baboon we bought from Sanbona - luckily she saw the funny side and now I have bought a snake for my window, no don't ask that's another story! Once we returned back to the hotel, we had a swim in the little pool for our use. Thought you might like to see some photos of it, bearing in mind the boutique hotel is called The Boat ...
... top of the mountain. Cape Town lied below us still in a very light morning mist and looking into the sun. We could see the ocean from both sides of the plateau, awesome. There are several walking trails to explore the plateau and descend the mountain, but alas, being in a group did not give us that option. I thought maybe I could come back on my extra days and explore it some more. It is definitely worth a longer time to explore ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service