We had a fabulous flight down to Cape Town from Heathrow arriving at 10am Saturday morning, 3rd January.
We took a taxi from the airport to The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront Hotel where we were delighted to be upgraded to a suite on the 2nd floor overlooking the waterfront with a stunning view of Table Mountain.
After a quick shower and change we were ready to experience the sights and sounds of Cape Town.
Cape Town was founded in 1652 by Jan Van Riebeeck to provide a port where the ships of the Dutch East India Company could take on supplies for their voyage east.
At the foot of the legendary Table Mountain and surrounded by attractive and fashionable beaches Cape Town’s old colonial houses rub shoulders with dizzying skyscapers.
Although we have been to Cape Town several times we have never managed to get to the top of the mountain due to strong winds or cloudy skies that have closed the cable car.
This time the sky was clear so we thought we would finally make it to the top but by lunch time the clouds had settled making any view impossible so we decided to wait until the next day & try our luck again.
At breakfast the next morning the mountain top was clear but although the cable car trip to the top of the mountain takes only seven minutes the queues for the tickets and then the cable car itself were over two hours each way due to it being a bank holiday and a Sunday. Another chance missed.
After an overnight onboard the Sojourn in Cape Town we woke to find the mountain again covered by what is known as The Tablecloth. So yet again the mountain defeated us …maybe next time!!