The first night I arrived in Cape Town, by the time I had dumped my bags, freshened up and eaten it was time to go exploring. Typically I am a very anti-tourist so, gone 11pm on my first night I wandered. To my surprise the area that seemed to be thriving during the afternoon was now closing it’s doors for the night. I walked a few miles trying to find a locals pub for a night cap but things started to feel less safe. I was really starting to look like a tourist so, cut my losses and called it a night.
The following morning I met a group of German’s who were backpacking around the world, they gave me some great pointers on places to visit in Cape Town but one thing they could not recommend highly enough was the ‘City Sightseeing Tour’ (you know, them red open top double deck buses you see in so many city’s now?). The things make me cringe just a the thought of it! Don’t get me wrong, I am certainly no snob, I just much prefer to mix with locals and explore off the beaten path. This time however, being a little unsure about ‘safe’ places to visit and being on my own for the first few days, I bit the bullet and got my ticket to ride on the big red bus…
From wine tasting at Groot Costantia, walking the beautiful cape town botanical gardens to soaking up a sunset at the world famous celebrity hot spot Camps Bay, Cape Town really has got it all and then some! It’s hard to believe that your still in a City sometimes.
Towards the end of my second day on the big red bus I opted to hop off and go for a wander. I stumbled across the most fantastic coffee shop possibly ever to exist. Truth Coffee produces the finest coffee I have ever tasted and serve up great food and beers also. Lucky for my that evening they had Lonsome Dave Ferguson performing a set and it was a fantastic evenings entertainment.