Voted as one of the “Top Destinations of the World,” “Most Loved Cities of the World,” “Cities to Visit Before you Die,” etc.. – we found that Cape Town certainly lived up to the voting hype. Aside from its breathtaking and romantic setting beneath the Tabletop Mountain at the foot of the African continent, Cape Town also offers a mild Mediterranean-like weather, pleasant walkable streets lined with diversed architecture, world class dining, sophisticated accommodation, lively art scene, moving historical museums, tranquil gardens, friendly multi-cultural people, etc. Also, the spectacular Cape Winelands and Cape Peninsula lie ready to be explored within an hour away from the city. What’s not to love?
Let us share with you some of the sights and scenes we saw and experience during our enjoyable visit to this handsome metropolis
Left: Keith attempted to do some rock climvbing. Right: A glimpse of the city below through the veil of clouds.
Left: Early happy hour at one of trendy bar/restaurant in the Waterfront with some fellow travelers we met. Right: Dinner at Baia, one of the top seafood restaurants in Cape Town. The city boasts fresh and delicious seafood.
Bo-Kaap was settled by the descendants of slaves brought over by the Dutch in the late 17th and 18th centuries. They originated from different parts of Southeast Asia, but were collectively referred to as “Cape Malay.”
The beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden showcases the very rich indigenous South African floras. Although it was winter and not all flowers were in bloom, the garden was still a pleasant and relaxing place to visit.
Left: This breed of “bird of paradise” in the botanical garden was especially created in honor of Nelson Mandela. Right: The trees behind the bust of Mandela were planted by Mandela himself.
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