Final Days in SA

Get Up To See It

So you want to see what the cape looks like but you don’t have all day? We jumped in a helicopter and got a spectacular view of the cape, a good look at False Bay and our first close up look at the Indian Ocean. We wrapped up with a shot right across a 2000 meter mountain top that fell away to see. 25 minutes in the air is pretty close to enough for us. Much longer leads to that queasy feeling.

A Town to Taste

It seems like Cape Town is cool enough and channels San Francisco a bit. This is a place that wants you to eat and drink. We followed the recommendations of our hosts and ate dinner at NV 80, Codfathers, and with them.

Codfather's fresh seafood selection

Codfather’s fresh seafood selection

Without a doubt, Codfathers was a runaway favorite. Absolutely loved the overall atmosphere, the fresh fish you select by the kg, and the generous portion of lightly sauteed fresh vegetables. The baby kingklip with lentils and fresh vegetables was a close second. Both places featured friendly service that carried the day.

Tasting the Winelands

Another great suggestion was heading out to Babylonstoren in the winelands. We sought out The Greenhouse at the back of the garden and joined the Saturday day trippers for a fresh feast of vegetables from their garden, including raw red and golden beets, mixed greens, and locally sourced citrus. The red cabbage and beet juice was great. Really fresh wins every time and we would suggest others that visit the region make a point of eating here.

The perfect overnighter

It was time to roll. Goodbye Cape Town, hello overnight stop in Joburg. HELLO to the Sunrock Guesthouse. We wanted a super easy, low thinking, high caring, great value place to rest our heads before our Noon flight the next day. This place covered it all. They picked us up, they provided us beverages, they fed us dinner, they fed us breakfast, and they deposited us back at the airport the next morning. Wow! We did nothing that would make our brain hurt or set off the stress-0-meter. They have really got a handle on this market and we’re glad we signed up.