Free as a bird, we made a road trip from South Africa’s winelands to Cape Town. This blue headed Poelepetaat didn’t only reflect my feelings, it’s also Africa’s national bird. Could there be a better guide?
I enjoyed this view at Bloubergstrand in the north of Cape Town. From this point, you can see both Table Mountain and Robben Island.
After being in South Africa’s romantic winelands for a few days, the biggest tourist attraction of Cape Town, Waterfront, showed me a different side of the country. The historic place with the beautiful view on the Table Mountain has been completely commercialized with bars, restaurants, pirate tours, trips to Robben Island and shops. Hate it or love it, but visiting the harbour is definitely a must do. Just along all the attractions, we found a really nice food market, named V&A Market on the Wharf. We spoiled ourselves with some nice local delicacies like biltong and rooibos.
Driving through the streets of Cape Town…
On Alberta Road, you will find the Woodstock Foundry, a beautifully refurbished 100 year old heritage building. It’s a place where creatives have their studios and shops. We were there during the Christmas holidays, so unfortunately most of the shops were closed. I was mostly looking forward to visit florist Opus, so I definitely want to go back to this place.
The road trip continued to the south of Cape Town. We drove over Chapmans Peak; the rocky coastal roadway from Hout Bay to Noordhoek. This road is often listed as one of the most spectacular marine drives of the world. We drove this route on one of the few cloudy days, so we didn’t got the best views. But I found it magnificent, the clouds might have even made it more mysterious.
The road brought us to Boulders Beach where you can see these African pinguins. After a nice stop in the small village Simon’s Town, we drove our way back home up north along the beautiful coast line of Muizenberg. By the way, this visit to both Cape Town and Boulders Beach was a two days trip. Don’t travel too fast and enjoy the ride!