Cape Town has SO much to offer between its gorgeous mountains, beautiful beaches, and attractions. Here is a summary of the rest of the activities on my trip.
Skydiving (Sorry, Dad!)
Given the recent news of a bungee jump gone awry in South Africa, it's a good thing we didn't go the Bloukrans Bridge jump. Instead, five of us woke up early to skydive with Skydive Capetown. This company provides excellent tandem jumps and provided a very laid-back atmosphere for my very first jump. I'm officially addicted!
Hike Lion's Head at Sunset
Lion's Head peak (far right of the top pic) is part of Table Mountain and is situated between Clifton Beach and Bantry Bay. The hike is moderately challenging and can be a great workout if you hustle up there (we got there in 29 mins). There is ample parking at the base of the hill and people hike up night and day. My recommendation is to go there for sunrise or sunset to watch Table Mountain and the beaches below light up picture perfectly.
Our group hired owner, David Smith, to bring us through the Stellenbosch and Franschhoek regions. The itinerary was based from info I gleaned from the Lanalou Style blog's recommendations for the area. This activity was, surprisingly, a big highlight for the group. We had a party of 11 (only 3 ladies) and the guys really loved the tour. I cannot say enough about how great David was in accompanying our group. Check out our review of his services here on Trip Advisior.
Now, onto the wine.
|Anthonij Rupert Winery|
Highlights: Terra Del Campo Arne
|Thelema Mountain Vineyard|
Highlights: Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Riesling 2010, Merlot Reserve 2010
Highlights: Tokara Restaurant & Reserve Collection Noble Late Harvest 2009
Tokara was our stop for lunch and our last wine tasting. The Deli (highly recommended by Lanalou Style) was closed that Friday, so we booked lunch in the Tokara Restaurant. It. Was. Stunning. The entire grounds and building are a visual feast for the designophile. You will swoon from the dining room, to the vistas, to the art, and food.
|photo c/o Tokara Restaurant website|
That's my 12 day Cape Town excursion in a nut shell! Please feel free to comment with any questions. I had so much fun and would love to share any tips I can.
All photos by Courtney of the BBB otherwise noted.