Cape Town Travel Blog

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Here is some shocking news that everybody needs to know about - Africa is officially the coldest continent in the world!  Well actually just Cape Town, and it is winter, and it is the most southerly point in Africa.  We are also struggling due to the fact that there is no central heating in the hostel and are walking around in hats and jumpers, and gravitating towards the only bit of warmth - a log fire that unfortunately is in the bar.  Ah well, we will cope.

We headed into the city today to see what all the fuss is about Cape Town.  The first things that you notice in the city is all the security guards, not that they look very useful, just sat or stood around shivering.  We had a walk down Long St, the main street in the city, but it was very quiet.  We thought that being a Saturday it would be busy with shoppers but it seemed more like a Sunday morning.  We walked down to the waterfront which is a great area, bustling with a great mix of people, street entertainers and some really interesting shops.  As it was showery we spent most of the time indoors looking at the craftmarkets and other shops.

In the evening seven of us went out from the hostel and ended up in a game restaurant on Long St.  It had an interesting menu - crocodile, springbok, eland, warthog and many more types of local game.  We each had different meats to try and it was a delicious meal - if slightly meaty.  A vegetarian's nightmare!  We then headed into one of the bars on Long St, which by this time was really buzzing.  Seems like it has a good nightlife in Cape Town.

bramwan says:
Not the ideal time in Cape Town unfortunately. Hope you do get some good weather. Winter has some of the best days too - no wind and clear. Enjoy the rest of the trip.
Posted on: Jun 19, 2007
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