This week, as a special treat, I had promised RISKKO a trip to the top of Cape Town’s Table Mountain. While we were there we took the opportunity to take some sunset shots and capture the scenery just as the sun was going down.
Before I share with you the details let me quash the ugly rumour we only went up in the Cable Car in the evening because after 18:00 hours it was half-price (the Yorkshire equivalent of an extravagant sight-seeing trip). However I cannot deny being a bit disappointed when the lady at the cash desk explained that the half-price offer no longer applied – at the same time as asking me if I would like to replace my guidebook with one which was written less than 10 years ago (did I sense a little sarcasm)?.
Unfortunately RISKKO’s pocket-money didn’t quite stretch to the full price so we had to borrow some money from RISKKO’s personal Cape Town chauffeur, John, to prevent the trip being a non-starter. If you happen to be interested in the same trip it would be worth making sure you have at least 205 rand per adult.
We did manage to go up on the 18:30 cable car arriving just in time for some sunset photos before we had to catch the last car back down (at 19:30). Fortunately we didn’t miss the ride back down, although I had brought RISKKO’s pyjamas just in case.
The cable cars can carry 65 people each and can accommodate wheelchairs and pushchairs. Each car is able to rotate as it goes up and down so everyone gets a chance to enjoy a panoramic view.
The views when you get to the top are staggering and despite having less than one hour we were able to take the pictures you can see below. Why don’t I let the pictures speak for themselves?
If you do get a chance to visit Cape Town this little excursion is a ‘must do’ and as you can see you do not need to have a whole day in which to do it (although next time we will give ourselves a little more than one hour of daylight).
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