Alles Lekker in Kap Staad
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, 2009-10-22 12:00 by Martin
We didn’t spend too much time in Cape Town, as there were other African attractions that kept us busy – but it’s by far the nicest big South African city that we have encountered. Walking around the center is nice and the vibe in the city is pretty easy going. We especially enjoyed the Bo Kaap area with all the brightly painted buildings and relatively quiet streets.

In the central park we had a nice lunch on a lawn, while looking at all the grey squirrels roaming about. The fort and the now very trendy harbor front were also worth a look as well as some of the old buildings in town. We didn’t go up onto Table Mountain as the weather wasn’t very clear and because the cable car ride simply was too expensive! All the praise you hear about the city’s scenic backdrop of Table Mountain is something that eludes us a bit – it’s a somewhat flat mountain, is that really so special?
We enjoyed our time in the city none the less, enjoying an ice-cream at the harbor while looking at some young people performing some very lively African dance. We also visited the small museum housed in the building that used to be the launch point for the ferry to Robben Island, the island where many people were held as political prisoners during the apartheid amongst them Nelson Mandela.