We were given a guided tour of Cape Town by coach, as we would not have much time to spend in the town. Also we were told that it would be difficult to go on our own because of the risk of mugging. Therefore, the photographs of the town were taken from the coach. However, we would be safe in the area of the Victoria and Albert Waterfront. I had time to look around the Waterfront, have a quick look in the shopping centre and have a ride on the Big Wheel.
Arriving in Cape Town we passed a river with flamingos
A church and a new housing development and Table Mountain in the distance
New Housing development and Devil's Peak in the distance
Ramparts of the Castle of Good Hope, built in the 17th century
Windswept palm trees – it is the windy city.
Street scene with the Town Hall, built in 1905
Castle ramparts and cannons
Statue of Jan Smuts near the entrance to Company Gardens
House of Parliament buildings. Cape Town is South Africa’s legislative capital with Pretoria the administrative capital.
Bo-Kaap was formally known as the Malay quarter.
The building on the right is the Nurul Mosque, built in 1844.
Seaward side of the Waterfront
… owned by the Jubilee Sailing Trust.
Looking towards Table Mountain with the red Coca Cola Man, Called Elliot. He is 18 meters tall and made of 4200 Coca Cola crates
Taken from the pod in which I was travelling
Shopping centre and restaurants
Portswood Ridge buildings
Looking to the bay beyond
Back on Terra Firma
The Big Wheel