This was the last stop that we decided to make on our most recent journey around Cape Town on the Sightseeing Bus. We had taken up most of our day wine tasting at Beau Constantia and Groot Constantia, and then chowing down at Mariner’s Wharf in Hout Bay, so we didn’t have much time to spend in Camps Bay if we wanted to make it back onto the last bus back to the Waterfront. Even though the wind was blowing up a storm, we got off the bus and went to walk on the beach. The sand hit our legs so hard that it felt like tiny little needles! Elijah was safe in the Ergo carrier, while the rest of us braved the gale-force wind to take pictures of the spectacular surroundings.
Under the Twelve Apostles and Lion’s Head, with views out across the turquoise-coloured sea, Camps Bay flaunts some of the trendiest places in Cape Town to see and be seen. The main street here, Victoria Road, is jam-packed with restaurants, pubs, and beach stores on one side, and a palm-fringed beach on the other. Visitors come from far and wide to enjoy the friendly vibe and excellent restaurants (not to mention the gorgeous views) in Camps Bay.
After a windy walk on the beach, we went to get ice cream (because Camps Bay has some great ice cream!) and then hurried back to the bus stop to squeeze onto one of the last Sightseeing Buses heading back to the Waterfront – our final destination!
Lion’s head is a mountain in Cape Town, between Table Mountain and Signal Hill. Lion’s head peaks at 669 meters above sea level, and is a popular hike among tourists and locals. Have a look at amazing hike that we did up this mountain in 2013. Getting to the top involves climbing a portion via chains and steel handles that jut out of the rocks. The peak forms part of a dramatic backdrop to the city of Cape Town and is part of the Table Mountain National Park. Lion’s Head is known for spectacular views over both the city and the Atlantic Seaboard, and the hour-long walk to the top is particularly popular during full moon.
|Trash the Dress Shoot, 2013
Photo Credit: Cheryl McEwan
As you can see, we really do love this backdrop… That’s us, a week after our wedding, doing a photoshoot with the beautiful Lion’s Head behind us. If you missed those photos, or you just feel like seeing them again (like we just did when we saw this picture again… aww, good memories!), you can link up to them here: Trash the Dress
Oh these two! So sweet … I stalked both their Facebook pages but I couldn’t find the picture that they were taking here. Still, I like that we got a shot of them being cute!
|The Twelve Apostles Mountain Range|
The Twelve Apostles Mountain Range extends from Table Mountain, above Camp’s Bay direction of Hout Bay, to Llandudno. The range is called this because the mountain range has twelve peaks which are easily distinguishable. Victoria Road is the long road that stretched from Sea Point all the way to the Hout Bay and is the perfect way to experience the Twelve Apostles from the comfort of your car.
Once again, the Twelve Apostles formed part of the breathtaking backdrop for our post-wedding photoshoot with Cheryl McEwan.
|(Above two) Photo Credits: Cheryl McEwan|
Isn’t Cape Town just amazing?!?
Okay, enough of the wedding pictures. Back the the “present day”…
This is one of our most favourite coastal rides… It NEVER gets boring!
Despite the wind, we enjoyed the amazing view of the ocean, mountain and coastal buildings on our drive back to the Waterfront. There we climbed off the bus for the last time that day, and went to Ferryman’s Tavern for dinner. We were all absolutely shattered after a very long and eventful day. Definitely some unforgettable memories made, and worth every ounce of energy spent!