Wine, gardens, birds and MONKEYS! Cape Town adventures.

Feb 22

Since we ate way too much breakfast we had to do a lot of walking to work it off. Back on the Hop on, Hop off bus we went and to the Botanical gardens. After all the hype, it was a bit of a disappointment. It’s been very dry here and it’s mid summer so it’s likely between blooming periods or something. The landscape was gorgeous, just not many blooming flowers but the walk was nice and we did plenty of that.

We switched buses for the wine route and got off at South Africa’s oldest vineyard, Groot Constantia. They offered wine tasting with chocolate, for a fee of course so we figured that was a good lunch. Both were delicious as the chocolate is made to go with the wines we sampled. It was enough to make me tipsy (doesn’t take much!)

We hopped on again and hopped off at the World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary, figuring on spending an hour or so there. Turned out it was an amazing place and we spent a good 3 hours there, including some great play time with squirrel monkeys. I took some cute videos with my phone but none of them recorded 😦

Back in the city, we wandered for a bit and again I was approached a few times by people who wanted me to buy them food. I bought a lady some corn flakes and milk yesterday and Sue figured she told all her friends. I’d love to help them all but ….. 😦

Later we bought ourselves some food for dinner and Sue wanted a bottle of wine so they “made” me taste some more. Life is rough.

Back at the hostel we made ourselves a yummy dinner and sat down to try to finalize future plans. We decided to stay in Cape Town an extra day as both Hermanus and Mossel Bay were really booked up.

Botanical gardens

Botanical gardens

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Jackass penguin

Jackass penguin

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More monkeys, more fun

More monkeys, more fun

What's more fun than a monkey on your head?

What’s more fun than a monkey on your head?

Hello? WHO are you?

Hello? WHO are you?

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Secretary bird

Secretary bird

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Groot Constantia vineyard

Groot Constantia vineyard

Botanical gardens

Botanical gardens

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Mountain view

Mountain view

View from the top of Table Mountain

View from the top of Table Mountain

Cable car going up Table Mountain

Cable car going up Table Mountain

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