Cape Town and surrounds


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The Castle of Good hope was built in 1666. It has been a big role player in the history of the Cape and South Africa

In March 2014 my husband and I went to Cape Town on holiday. This is the second part. Find part 1 here.

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The castle has 5 points and you can access them with stairs

 

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On our trip we also climbed Lions Head. It was a lot of fun but VERY hot. The views from Lions Head is amazing. It is a safe route with safe parking. It is something not to be missed.

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You can have a walk about in the gardens of the Kompanjies Tuin in Cape Town. It is the oldest public garden in South Africa. The first plants where planted here in 1652. It was originally started to produce food. There are various birds and plants for you to see.

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 Saldanha bay is a natural harbour approximately 100km North of Cape Town. Saldanha is a great venue for sport enthusiasts and also hosts the Naval Training Base of the South African Military.

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Another must do when you visit Cape Town is a drive on Chapman’s Peak winds from North Hoek to Hout Bay. It is 9 km long and has 144 turns. Some see it as one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world.

We didn’t visit Saldanha for the above. We went there for the fish. There are a few fish factories there and the fish are not expensive. My husband went there for the bokkoms. (A dried fish. It is a lot like biltong. Some say it is a delicacy- I beg to differ. We also went to Langebaan (20km North of Saldanha. There we had the best meal at a great restaurant.

 

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Strand is a resort town on the edge of False Bay. It’s beach is 5km long and many hours can be spent here relaxing on the beach.

 

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