Another day in Cape Town
I know I have said this in a previous post, but I really love Cape Town! During my stay last year, I spent one day on the hop-on-hop-off bus taking the red line tour and then returning to my hotel for lunch and then hopping back on to take the blue line tour. All included in the cost of the one ticket.
The red line is the city tour. It’s very rare when I take these tours that I ‘hop off’ and didn’t on this occasion, staying on to view Table Mountain, the cable car and stunning views over Cape Town followed by the coloured houses of Bo Kaap. Because I didn’t hop off the bus at Bo Kaap, the next day I asked my driver on the way to the Cape of Good Hope to stop so I could take a few photos. I read in the newspapers that one week after I was at Bo Kaap, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had visited and had morning tea with one of the locals; no such luck for me.
The blue line tour after lunch was really lovely albeit the tour went past several sights I had already seen on the previous morning tour, but I didn’t mind. We travelled to Beach Road at Green Point, Camps and Llandudno Beach (now there’s a good Welsh name) looking at the stunning ocean views and beautiful homes.My Aussie friends in Pretoria had told me that I must visit Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens whilst in Cape Town so on this one occasion I actually did hop off the bus and walked around for about forty-minutes until the next bus arrived. It was worth it; so lovely to see so many people out and about walking around the beautiful gardens, enjoying a picnic or relaxing on the grass.And once back on the bus it was time to return to the stop near my hotel, hop off and have dinner…another great day out!