City Sightseeing Cape Town – Being a Tourist in my own City

I think that it’s necessary for every person to be a tourist in their own City every now and again.  There are so many things in your own city you might not know of.  We are so fast to jump on a plane and to explore other countries and their cities, but once you start exploring your own city, you understand why tourist comes to your city.  We decided to hop onto the Cape Town City Sightseeing bus and did the Blue Tour which is the “Blue Mini Peninsula Tour”.  There are multiple tours on which you can go, even a Wine Tour, which will be the next one for us to explore.  The Blue Mini Peninsula Tour has 18 stops on the route, starting at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) moving on through Town and past the beautiful Mount Nelson Hotel, Kirstenbosch Gardens, World of Birds, Imizamo Yethu township, Houtbay, Campsbay and all the way back to the Two Oceans Aquarium where the tour starts.  For more information on the Cape Town City Sightseeing Tours, go to: http://www.citysightseeing.co.za

The nice thing about this tour is that it’s a “hop on, hop off” type tour.  So you can hop off the bus at anyone of the stops to explore the City a bit more and hop onto the next City Sightseeing bus (every 25 minutes there will be a bus) at the bus stop where you jumped off.  This makes it convenient to explore every part of the city.  This can make for a full day of exploring and fun.ImageImageThere is also the Canal Tour which you can do.ImageImageBeautiful Cape Town ImageImageImageYou will see people running or cycling all over town.  Cape Town is full of very active people, running, cycling or walking dogs.ImageImageMount Nelson Hotel against a beautiful backdrop of Table MountainImageImageBeautiful view of Table mountainImageView of the HarbourImageRhodes MemorialImageKirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is one of the stops on the Blue TourImageStopping at the beautiful KirstenboschImageDriving through Constantia and Newlands, so beautiful with all the treesImageWorld of Birds, wonderful place to take the kidsImagePlaying soccer on a Saturday afternoon just outside of Imizamo Yethu townshipImageImizamo Yethu Township on the outskirts of HoutbayImageImageGetting off at Houtbay for some much needed lunch at Mariners WarfImageOne of my favourite restaurantsImageMariners WarfImageMariners Warf is decorated to give you the feel of being on a shipImageImageImageImageSurfing at Houtbay beach.  The waves are small and calm, so if you’re a biginner, this is perfect for a startImageThe sea is so calm, making paddle surfing so much easierImageSome real African music entertaining us while eating lunch at Mariners WarfImage

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