From the tip top of Table mountain, down to the scenic winding roads of Chapman’s Peak, into picturesque Simon’s Town and finally, at the edge of the continent – this is an endless feast of majestic blues that photographs can’t begin to speak on behalf of.
What to do? DRIVE. One of my great loves is an open road and the Western Cape has one of the most enchanting. There are no words for the vastness of it all. My absolute favourite part is Cape Point, it’s a place that’s held me captive since the first time I ventured it and I’ve gone back every time I’ve been down to the Mother City since. And I’m not the only one who feels that way – sailors have been treating the Cape Of Storms with reverence for centuries. The lighthouse pictured above is almost 160 years old, and if history doesn’t do it for you then Two Oceans Restaurant has some of the best views on the continent and food to match.
But before Cape Point, there’s Simon’s Town for the quaint at heart. While it hosts the South African Navy, the town also hosts some amazing seafood and some interesting history.
And then of course there’s that mountain. It’s the first thing every tourist wants to do when they set foot in the city, but it’s for good reason. Table Mountain is icy cold up top and a cable way ride not great for a fear of heights, but there’s nothing quite like the views of Cape Town from it’s most famous landmark.