Thursday, May 6, 2010

Cape Town

We arrived in Johannesburg late on the evening of April 1st and spent one night there before flying to Cape Town the next morning.  Here's the plane we flew on with Mango Air....nice color huh?

We checked in to our room at the Glen Hotel and promptly went to the pool and laid out

It was a great hotel in the Sea Point area of town.  The staff were wonderful and always willing to help us with anything we might need.

Our room was the balcony on the second floor overlooking the pool

We often had breakfast or cocktails in this area out by the pool.


The views from our room at night

Our first day in town we met a nice couple at the hotel from Denmark.  Actually Andre was from South Africa and has a flat in Cape Town they visit often.  They were kind enough to invite us to join them for dinner a few times and the day after we arrived they picked us up and took us with them to the beach at Sandy Bay.  Here's Kelly standing in front of our hotel while we were waiting for them to pick us up.

The beach at Sandy Bay was just a short hike beyond these rocks

Here's Andre and Dave at the trail head to the beach.  This sign reads "No Nudity Along The Path"

Since it was a bit windy that day, we decided to hangout on the rocks rather than on the blowing sand

A view of Sandy Bay

Kelly, Andre & Henrik

Kelly enjoying the views at Sandy Bay

Here are some of the beautiful homes in the area of Sandy Bay...they were quite amazing

The view back towards Cape Town from Sandy Bay.  Those are the Twelve Apostles of Table Mountain on the right.



We often enjoyed a bottle of wine on our balcony while watching the sunset

Our third day in town we walked through this area of Bantry Bay on our way to Clifton Beach

Looking down on the beaches at Clifton

Wherever we go, Kelly enjoys checking out the local cars like this Ferrari Spyder

Another view of Clifton Beach with the 12 Apostles in the background

The next day we walked down to check out the Victoria & Albert Waterfront.  It's a beautiful area of the city with lots of cool shops in the old buildings.  Here you can see Table Mountain in the photo with a layer of clouds on top.  When a layer of clouds appears like this it's known as the Tablecloth.

One of the buildings at the V&A Waterfront

A signpost at the Waterfront...

...and it even had a sign for the South Pole

A shot of us at the Waterfront

A view of the central business district from the Waterfront

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