Its that time of the year again where everybody hops onto the City Sightseeing Cape Town red bus and Canal Cruise and explore our lovely city. That’s absolutely one of my fave things to do and ofcourse I was over the moon to see that they have a new little addition to the City Sightseeing Cape Town family called a SideCar.
What is a SideCar you ask? •The Sidecar is a motorcycle where you and your partner can hop (one on the back of the motorbike and the other cruising along in the vintage inspired World War II sidecar.) exploring the Mother City at its best!
This new addition is the perfect way to discover Cape Point, the most southern tip of Africa where the two oceans meet. This is a 5 hour tour where you’ll visit picturesque locations like Boulders Beach, Cape Point Nature Reserve and ultimately stopping at the Cape of Good Hope. On your journey you’ll also pass through the well-known hotspots along the CampsBay strip from Clifton to Bantry Bay.
I don’t want to go all “tour-guide-ish” on you but this is something that you have to try out! As you can see read, City Sightseeing Cape Town Never disappoints. I’ve been on the bus and canal cruise. So book your tickets!
“Please note : City Sightseeing Sidecar Tours is a private tour that requires pre-booking. The duration of the tour is 5hours and the total distance traveled is 150km. Book your ticket for this unforgettable sidecar adventure at www.citysightseeing.co.za“
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For those regular readers on my blog, you’d know that I’ve got big love for Cape Town’s red bus, I even celebrated my birthday on the bus. Many people don’t know that City Sightseeing Cape Town also has a canal cruise which is situated in the V&A Waterfront. When cruising around on Shosholoza, you see parts of the V&A Waterfront that you’ve never seen before and let me add : The views + experience = fantastic!
My sister and I cruised the canal on a hot summers Cape Town day and this is how it went…
As you know I’m pretty much obsessed with my City… Well who wouldn’t be? I do after all live in the World Design Capital and one of the world’s natural seven wonders is right here in the mother city… And that beauty is called Table Mountain!
This past weekend the world celebrated St Patrick’s Day and Cape Town celebrated along with everyone else. On the 16 of March, Table Mountain reflected a really captivating green colour, honouring St Patrick’s Day. It was totally AH-Mazing! Our wonderful mountain looked absolutely breathtaking along with the city lights. I always say that Cape Town’s city lights represents the dreams of many Capetonians and on March the 16th our city’s mountain indeed looked like a dream!
Well, trust me to make each and every occasion about fashion, seeing that we celebrating St Patrick’s Day, I thought why not show you how connected everything really is. In the Mood of St Patrick’s Day, I came up with a “Green” outfit for the ladies that celebrated with a night out on the town.
To me, you can never wear too much green, so in the outfit that I put together, there’s green popping out everywhere!
•This cute little Mr Price Number is gorgeous!
•Those stunning wooden heeled Peep toe heels are from Luella.
•The green hugger handbag is from Square moon bags.
•And lastly, no outfit is complete without some Sass Diva Jewellery!
Seeing that you’re on a girls night out, you have to eat right? Right! Well something light would do. This is how I’m sticking to the green theme by putting together the ultimate girly foodie to nom nom on, from a main dish to decadent choccies.
•Sushi at Baluga, Cape Town’s Fav hotspot where you find sushi like no other.
•Appletiser to quench your thirst -» Appletiser needs no explanation,
•After every good meal, you need some dessert. Why not some choc chip ice-cream!
•Then lastly some Aero choccie to end the night off.
So driving around the city and experiencing its spectacular views, you going to need your own ride! I think the ideal car for a girl and her BFFs would have to be a Mini Cooper [I♥MiniCooper].
There is no doubt that Cape Town is definitely a city of inspiration! Without even noticing, everything in the city are always connected! THE CITY LINKS US! Here’s to celebrating St Patrick’s Day in style.
City Girl Vibe(ˆ⌣ˆ )
I was given the opportunity to take a ride on the wheel of excellence, situated in the V&A Waterfront, Where I got to experience a spectacular view of the mother city, overlooking our ‘wonder’ful Table Mountain. With the sounds of a local Cape Town band that came lingering through my enclosed cabin doors while being some what 50m high in my luxury cabin!
After a lovely hot day spent walking around the V&A Waterfront, I found myself standing in front of the ticket office at the wheel of excellence. I stood looking up at the wheel, mesmerized by its beauty with only Table Mountain peeping from behind the trees. Walking up to my cabin, being greeted by the friendly staff and placed into my cabin that I shared with my sister.
Both of us excited as its our first time on the wheel, we quickly settled in and to our surprise were very impressed with everything that it had to offer! From the flat screen tv to the comfortable seats, to the refreshing air con… And the breathe taking scenery.
With news just breaking that Table Mountain had made the new 7 natural wonders of the world, I was filled with joy with it being the first landmark that we spotted as the wheel made its way around in a circle. I definitely didn’t need reassurance as to why OUR Table Mountain also came out top amongst some stiff competition as the Puerto Princesa Underground River.
As the wheel made its way around, I enjoyed hearing the sounds of seagulls flying across the V&A Waterfront towards the harbor. I looked to the side and saw Cape Town Stadium standing bold and majestic and that made me think back to the 2010 soccer world cup when Cape Town Stadium came to life! It made me proud to live in this city as it was now the World design capital and one of the new 7 natural wonders of nature.
Being able to view the city from where I was sitting was one of the most fun filled experiences that I could ever have encounted! Everything seems so much better with the view from the top. Looking down from the glass doors made me wish for the wheel to never stop turning, I had to print the thought into my head… ” If I don’t get off, how will I get to experience one of Cape Town’s other beauties?”.
One thing is definite… The wheel of excellence hasn’t seen the last of me! For all that’s never been on the wheel of excellence, I would definitely encourage you to experience it and see what our city looks like 50m from the ground!
The holidays are fast approaching and all those looking to leave the city on vacation, why not tuck away your traveling itch and become a tourist in your own city, by discovering the ‘Wonder’full adventures that Cape Town has to offer.
Living in the city, people tend to get caught up in their daily routine, where they forget to experience the finer things that our magnificent city has to offer. There are lots to see and do in Cape Town, even if your aim is to merely relax and spend time away from the busy everyday hustle and bustle, there are many relaxing attractions that are definitely well worth the visit, whatever your taste, preference or budget.
There are loads of adventure activities ranging from abseiling down table mountain to an adrenaline packed day at Ratanga junction, Africa’s wildest theme park, you can also choose between shark cage diving and wing surfing.
If you are more into cultural experiences than the wild outdoor adventure life there are still lots to choose from. You can go wine tasting and visit museums and even take an informative and fun tour around the city on the CitySightseeing bus.
If this all sounds too hectic for you, Cape Town is also a place where you can just relax and recharge your batteries. Be sure to leave some time for a relaxed scenic drive around the peninsula – you’ll see beautiful scenery from oceans to mountains and vineyards and can stop off at various viewpoints to enjoy a picnic or simply to take it all in.
One should also have fun at night, so go out for a night on the town and experience our widely spread night life which stretches over a variety of pubs, clubs, movies and theatre options to choose from, so you will never have an excuse to be bored!