Day 15 - Table Mountain & Wine Route

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View of Cape Town from the lower part of Table Mountain
Woke up to another great day this morning.  Decided better to get up to Table Mountain before the weather turns.  And you would have thought I would be done with heights!  The drive up to the Cableway was awesome.  I highly recommend driving Kloof Rd.  Fantastic hairpin turns...

I get up to the counter and buy my ticket.  As I'm waiting for the car, I notice that at one point the curve of the cables takes you fairly close to vertical.  Again with the heights this trip.  The top of Table Mountain is roughly 1085 meters.  Add to that... as you ascend, the bottom floor of the cable car rotates.  Nice to give you a 360 degree view... bad if you have issues with heights AND motion combined.  LOL

The view from the top is quite spectacular.
The Cable Cars seem to appear and disappear out of the clouds
.. when you can see!  Being as high as it is, there is a fairly constant flow of cloud cover.  Very interesting though as you are basically walking around in a cloud.

From Table Mountain I drove over to Stellenbosch via the Wine Route.  My first stop was a great winery, Bergkelder.  Great people and some pretty good wine.  Drove over to J.C. La Roux for lunch.  I highly recommend the Gorgonzola & Watercress Risotto.  It was fantastic.  Then I was on to Villiera.  By this time it was just about time to stop... ahem... "tasting" wine as I still had to drive back into Cape Town.

Had dinner at the Manhattan Cafe in Sea Point.  Very nice food and friendly people.  Tomorrow is a very long travel day back to Paris.
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View of Cape Town from the lower p…
View of Cape Town from the lower …
The Cable Cars seem to appear and …
The Cable Cars seem to appear and…
Almost out of a Gothic movie... th…
Almost out of a Gothic movie... t…
The clouds roll in...
The clouds roll in...
A view of the city from the top
A view of the city from the top
Where is Adrienne Barbeau?
Where is Adrienne Barbeau?
Views inside the mountain wine cel…
Views inside the mountain wine ce…
The view from J.C. La Roux
The view from J.C. La Roux
J.C. La Roux
J.C. La Roux
Wine country in the US is nice, bu…
Wine country in the US is nice, b…
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