Deciding to fly to Capetown was an easy choice- it was much the same price as the bus and would only take two hours instead of 24! I jumped at the chance! I flew from Durban with Mango airways and when I arrived I took the bus into the city. I headed straight for the City sightseeing main office on Long Street where they stored my bags until I finished my tour. It was a great way to get straight into the sightseeing! I started at midday and finished at 5 on the first day and managed to check out the amazing Jewish museum, Holocaust centre and go round the city a few times listening to all the cool city facts. I stayed at my friend Lynrays house who I had met in Brazil a few years before, so it was cool that we could catch up again!
I had set myself a schedule and over the next few days I managed to head to the famous District 6 museum, Charlie's Bakery, Groot Constantia (the oldest wine estate in South Africa) and even took s trip to Robben Island to see Nelson Mandelas prison cell. I took in so much information and sights that I would come home in the evenings worn out. Nevertheless we spent two nights out on the town, third night on a pub crawl along bustling Long Street and Fri night gay bar hopping! It was awesome!
It was quite a shame that when I got to Capetown the weather was pretty cloudy and cold but I had some sun and mostly dry days which was fine! It wasn't until the last day on the way to the airport that I actually saw Table Mountain properly though. I had unfortunately missed out on the opportunity to climb it or even take the cable car because of the thick black cloud covering it- known locally as 'the table cloth'. I figured it was another excuse to come back to this wonderful country though. On a sunny day Capetown was beautiful and the city sightseeing tour gave me the chance to hop on and off wherever I wanted, and take 4 different routes around the city, within the city, passed townships and through the wine country. €20 for a two day ticket was a bargain! I was so excited to be here and it was so unexpected to finish this whole journey in Africa let alone Capetown- a place I always wanted to visit.! My last few days in Africa were amazing and I was sure to be back in this beautiful city one day soon! Thanks Lynray for hosting me and showing me a great time! :)