Take a walk in the Company...
Take a walk in the Company Gardens. This is the remains of the historical buildings of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) are located in the middle of town. It is great to walk around in the park and relax. The South African museum is also located here. The museum has more information about the origin of people in Africa, about whales and about other animals. There is also a planetarium connected to the museum and I enjoy that show a lot.
Rondevlei Nature Reserve
Rondevlei Nature Reserve is a bird sanctuary located in Cape Flats established to protect the large wetlands area surrounded by low coastal dunes and to serve as an educational center. This is South Africa’s 6th most important coastal wetlands for birds. Rondevlei is one of the largest breeding colonies in the Cape Peninsula. There are several bird hides located around the lakes that are accessible by paths and boardwalks. On any given day you have a great chance of spotting at least 20 species of birds. There is an environmental educational centre with stuffed birds of the region, diagrams on the ecology and environment, as well as some cages and aquiraium with regional rodents, fish, and reptiles.
There are 320 species of plant found here which San Plains Fynbos, and Strandvled vegetation are mainly protected. 17 plant species are endangered with extinction which 2 species are found here and no where else.
231 bird species have been recorder here. There are many local species here such as the darter, little bittern, African spoonbill, avocet, purple gallinule, and white pelican. Between July and December colonies of heron, egrets, and ibis come to breed in the reed beds.
There are 20 species of mamals found here include grysbok, cape clawless otter, cape grey mongoose, porcupine, and newly introduced hippos.
There are 29 species of reptiles including the puff adder and freshwater terrapin.
There are 8 species of frogs.
There is a picnic area available, boat trips can be taken, carp fishing platforms, look out tower and telescopes.
Cost R5 per person. Great Value!
Rondevlei Nature Reserve
Fisherman’s Walk Road
Cape Town, South Africa
Off of the M5 turn on 5th Avenue (east) and then follow Perth Road (south) to the end.
The Shopping MAll at the V&A waterfront combines the opportunity to clothes shop at designer and SA based stores. Also there is the red shed indoor market and another market which house various crafts and curios. This is the perfect place to shop for a present, unique to SA, for a loved one. Do be aware though that prices may be on the higher side then you may find elsewhere as the rentals are high but definetly a time saver.
Also in the Waterfront there is a host of restaurants, bars and coffee houses just perfect for the hungry shopper or the bored husband Beaded crafts, leather, handpainted fabrics etc
Taxi's are everywhere , but we...
Taxi's are everywhere , but we found the most enjoyable and efficient way to get around was in the mini-buses. Most backpackers use them along with the locals. they run through the main streets of the city to various places , just ask when you hail one to make sure it's going your way.
This is Freddie who brought us to the Beautiful Camps Bay Beach. Picture Above.
Good Indian food
This is in the V&A Waterfront and they serve a very good chicken vindaloo. I was not to keen on their chicken tikka, the chicken was cooked fine and was very tender, but the spices were not quite to my taste. Chicken vindaloo, an authentic sour and hot dish.