Cape Town. Kaapstad. The Mother City. Tavern of the Seas. Home of Batman. Maybe.
Our friend Kyle went home near Cape Town for Christmas, and we visited his ass over new year. We left behind the rain of Limpopo and set off on a 28 hour bus journey in search of sea, food and seafood. Plus: penguins!
Katy got through a LOT of professor Layton on the bus.
Bu when we arrived we were rewarded with sun and free wine tasting! The place is chocka with vineyards, and most of them offer as much free wine as you like in the hope that you buy a bottle to take home.
Next up: penguins! Penguins that kick the ass of other penguin species because 1: they used to be called jackass penguins; 2: they hang out on the beach in the sun, none of this polar ice bullshit; 3: they have to contend with leopards and other badass african fauna. Respect.
On New Years Day we hit the beach! It was a bit warmer than attempting this in England at this time of year!
No trip to Cape Town is complete without climbing Table Mountain. Or taking the cable car up if you are lazy. Sam’s flip flops conked it at the peak, so he had to affect a zombie style gait dragging his foot around until we made it to the Waterfront.
…where we gorged on seafood. Better than Ocean Basket!
We had a night on the lash at a bar that had 119 different beers (Sam died and went to beer heaven) and cured the hangover by visiting the local food market at the Old Biscuit Mill. A few legendary pies, gyoza, ribs, and a bit of sushi later, and we were ready to face the bus ride home. But we will be back Cape Town. We’re not done with you yet!