Can you believe it - for the fourth day in a row we had to get up at 4 am!
This time there were no wild animals around to watch but we had flights to catch at around 7. The airport was not that far away but getting 4 humans, 1 pig and about 50 bags into a VW Polo isnít something that can be done in 5 minutes! But we managed, got to the airport, returned the car and even had time for breakfast. Then we said goodbye to Gail and Neil, who flew to Durban for a family birthday party, and got on our plane to Cape Town. Now kulula is not your ordinary no-frills airline Ė bright green is the dominant color and they donít use the usual airline terminology. Theirs is much more fun! Instead of merely being passengers, we instantly became superheroes!!!
The flight to Cape Town takes about 2 hours and everything went fine. Unfortunately, the weather in Cape Town wasnít so stellar Ė it was actually raining when we got there. And once we got outside the wind hit us! Wow! It became clear immediately that I had to be extra careful Ė pigs might actually fly here!!!
We eventually got our rental car (I spare you the details of this drama Ė actually it was just the beginning of the drama Ö) and Ė since it was still early in the morning and too early to check into our hotel Ė decided to drive around a bit. It was still extremely windy then but the rain had stopped and the sun was actually coming out. So we drove along the northern tip of the Cape peninsula and around lunch time ended up in Hout Bay. Of course we were hungry by then and had a very nice lunch at a restaurant with a view of Lionís Head. Unfortunately we couldnít eat outside on the patio Ė our food would have probably blown away!
Ok, Iíll cut this short now or this entry will never be finished! And, honestly, Iím having trouble remembering the details anyway, so letís just say we drove back to Cape Town later on and checked into our hotel, which was not too far from the Victoria & Alfred (or is it Albert???) Waterfront. The waterfront was our next destination. It is very commercial and includes several malls but the location makes it fun nonetheless. So we walked around a bit, checked out restaurant menus and collected lots of paper at the tourist information. We also bought tickets for a boat trip to Robben Island for later that week, which turned out to be a very good idea since these tours sold out pretty quickly.
More later, toodaloo, Livi.