My honeymoon has been and gone in a flash 😦 super sad face. I have been back in work for a week now and of course feels like I have never been away. Thankfully, I have the most amazing memories and some not too bad photos to remind me of my time away.
During our flight, we were presented with a “Happy Honeymoon” cake from Trailfinders and the cabin crew took pictures of us. Sounds all sweet but it was 1am and I looked like death. I will not be sharing those pictures! We touched down in Cape Town in the early evening so it was time for a quick bite to eat and sleep. We stayed in an apartment in Camps Bay which is just below Table Mountain and around a 10 min Uber journey to the V&A Waterfront. I love having apartments as you can eat in if you want and you tend to have more space. Sadly, the cleaning staff stole my jeans on the first morning which was a bit of a pain. We spent the majority of our first day at the Waterfront taking in the amazing sights.
Day 2 was one of the main reasons I wanted to go to Cape Town…the penguins! The thought of a ton of penguins sunning it up on the beach in Africa made me laugh and I had to see it. It was a coach trip type thing which was to take up to Boulders Beach and we had lots of photo ops on the way!
On the way back from Simon’s Town we stopped at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. By this point we were super tired and it had got a little miserable but I managed to get a few pretty pics.
Wednesday was a day off for us so we spent it shopping to replace my stolen jeans as Cape Town is super cold. I was not expecting it to be that chilly and wished I had packed more jumpers and maybe even thermals. We ate at some amazing places during our trip check these places our if you are ever there:
- The Codfather – the name threw me but it’s an amazing fish restaurant with a sushi bar which makes the largest sushi rolls I have ever seen!
- Dizzy’s – you need a pizza from here, so delicious, and they play some epic tunes
- Haiku – love dim sum? You need to go here
- Mondiall – the best Nutella cheesecake I have ever had!
Day 4 was one of the most exciting days for me. When we arrived we were told that we would not see any whales when we went on our whale watching trip. We tried to cancel the trip and rebook shark diving but couldn’t so took the 2.5 hour bus trip to Gansbaai. It was worth the trek! We saw the Marin Big 5; whales, dolphins, penguins (this time swimming in the sea), sharks and seals. There were maybe 3 adults whales and a baby who kept breaching. Super cute! Here are a few pics from our trip.
On our last day we attempted to enjoy the views from Table Mountain but the weather had other plans. As the cable car went up the foggy misty crappy weather engulfed the mountain. Typical! It was freezing so we bundled into the café for a hot drink with hopes it would pass but nope, it didn’t.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about my adventures in Cape Town and I hope you come back for the next blog from my SA trip when we went to Stellenbosch!