Monday, April 26, 2010

How I spend a random sunday In Cape Town

After a delicious lunch with live music in Cafe Roux in the Noord Hoek farm Village
I stopped at the Slangkop Light house in Kommetjie

View to Kommetjie from high up Slangkop hill
a quaint coastal town with one of the largest tidal pools and Long Beach, a sensational stretch of white sand that is popular amongst fishermen, surfers, wave-skiers, and wind-surfers.
Is also famous for its excellent crayfishing

Then a slow drive with many stops and walks on the Chapmans Peak Drive  
one of the most dramatic marine routes in the world that hugs the coast of the Atlantic Seaboard for nine kilometres

The combination of steep, almost thrilling rocky inclines, shimmering blue waters and expansive skies simply takes the breath away

Hout Bay
Hout Bay (Afrikaans: Houtbaai, from the Dutch for "Wood Bay") is the name of a coastal suburb of Cape Town, South Africa with a mix of neighbourhoods from the very rich to the very poor

Hout Bay is surrounded by mountain to the North, East and West and the Southern Atlantic Ocean to the South. In the North it is bordered by Table Mountain National Park comprising of the Orangekloof Nature reserve and the bottom slopes of Table Mountain beyond that. To the North-West it is bordered by the backside of the Twelve Apostles, known as the Oranjekloof. To the West it is bordered by Little Lion's Head (Klein Leeukop), Karbonkelberg, Kaptein's Peak and the Sentinel. To the East it is bordered by the Vlakkenberg, Skoorsteenskopberg and Constantiaberg. The world famous Chapman's Peak Drive is carved out of the mountainside and leads towards Noordhoek and onwards to Cape Point.

Then via Llandudno and Camps Bay through the pass between Judas Peak (part of the Twelve Apostles) and Little Lion's Head and

half an hour later I am home
Just another fantastic sunday in my beloved Cape Town  

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