Sunset behind Lion’s Head
The perfect end to an incredible day.
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This was the second part of our city tour of Cape Town. For a discounted price, we were able to buy the “Sunset Tour” tickets since we had just gone a day time tour.
After waiting around the Waterfront for a little over an hour we moved to wait in line and ensure that we got amazing seats for the sunset ride. Our bus arrived and we left the stop around 6p.m. We were quite excited but the weather was starting to cool off a bit as the sun was going down. The ride would take us around the Southern side of Table Mountain, similar to the way that we had just came from. The sunset tour was taking us to Signal Hill for the sunset.
Mouille Point Lighthouse
Sea Point’s Beach Road… A very popular place to go jogging or biking.
THIS is the area to live in!!!
On the Atlantic coast of Table Mountain (rear of Table Mountain) known as the Twelve Apostles.
The view got more and more amazing!
As we had just driven this route a couple of hours before, it was nice to have a fresh memory of it in our minds. However, we were seeing it from the opposite direction, so it was a really perfect way to complete the day!
The wind starting picking up on our way to Signal Hill.
Our bus started climbing the way up to the top of the hill.
You can really see how the mountain looks like a Lion’s head.
This is the majestic Table Mountain. Below Cape Town city, also referred to as “The City Bowl”. About halfway up the mountain on the right side you can see a white building. This is where you can take a cable car to the top of the mountain. Catherine and I were planning on doing this at some point during my stay, but the cable car is heavily dependent on how much wind there is. If there is too much wind, it doesn’t run.
Downtown Cape Town
You can see the sun starting to set. You can see Table Mountain to the left. The Twelve Apostles in the back center. On the right you can see Lion’s head. This picture was taken from Signal Hill.
The view of Cape Town Stadium from Signal Hill
This is Sea Point neighborhood.
It was starting to get cold. We didn’t bring appropriate clothes. My poor little Catherine was so cold!
… But that didn’t stop her being her silly-self.
It was so cold outside we re-boarded the bus very quickly. The wind was very strong and we couldn’t take the cold!
**One of the pictures in this blog post, was one of the contenders for our “best sunset” blog.
You can see how they were ranked here.**
As the sun was setting everyone else got on the bus and we started down the mountain. The bus would go through the city and take us back to the waterfront.
It was beautiful to watch the clouds roll over the mountain top.
We rode right down Adderly St. and enjoyed the Christmas lights. We apologise for the poor picture quality, but you kind of get the picture. It was quite pretty! The tour finished at the Waterfront, and from there we took a taxi back to our guesthouse for one more night in the city.
What a great day!!!
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