Smelling the roses.

Yesterday’s group came all the way from the far, far, far, far north of Sweden. Guess if they enjoyed escaping the snow and dark to our glorious Cape sunshine J.

We visited Groot Constantia (the vines, manor house, winery, museum and wine tasting). Then we soaked up magnificent Cape scenery from as we drove to Hout bay via Noordhoek, Silvermine, and Chapman’s Peak. This is easily one of the most scenic road trips on the planet and often featured in films, travel magazines and nature programs. We enjoyed stunning  views over beaches and bays with white sand and glistening waters, the sort of vistas that steals your breath away.

After a slow lunch in overlooking the harbour we travelled along the Atlantic coast to Table Mountain and the viewpoint on the top of Signal Hill beneath Lions Head to and enjoy the views over Cape Town, Table Bay and Robben Island.  We visited the Kramat of Sheikh Ghaibie Shah and spoke about the Muslim history in the Cape. Then after exploring the Bo-Kaap where the architecture here is almost unchanged and shows what Cape Town looked like 200 years ago, we walked through the Company’s Garden, the origins of the Dutch East India Company’s Garden in the late 1500´s.