Cape Town has got to be one of the best cities in the world... I think it is in my top three! Despite growing up in South Africa I have only been twice so far... once many years ago I spent 18 hours on a bus from Joburg to Cape Town and stayed with one of my school friend Natasha for a few days. And then more recently with Chris, it was the last stop on our holiday after visiting the winelands.
We did all the usual things... we took a bus tour around the sights, cable car up to table mountain, had lunch at the waterfront, did chapman's peak drive, drove to Cape Point and went horse riding on the beach in Noordhoek. There is a lot we didn't get to do and hope to on our next visit, but it was enough to seriously fall in love with this place. It is an exciting, arty, multi-cultural city, with great night life and beaches surrounded by beauty, mountains and sea... I want to move there forever!
We stayed in an awesome eco-friendly hostel called Amber Tree Lodge. We booked a twin room, which meant we had our own space, but could use the shared kitchen, courtyard and balcony (with an amazing view of table mountain!). It is really central so you can walk into town for shops, bars etc... and it is super cheap!
A perfect end to an awesome holiday...