What to do when you arrive in Cape Town

Here are a few hints and tips for when you first touch down in Cape Town to help you settle in for your first day

 

How do I get to my hotel?

If you’re staying at a 5 Star hotel then they will most likely send you a car. If you have booked the Cape Convoy Garden Route tour, then we will collect you. If not, then Uber in South Africa is safe. I have always used Touch Down taxis based at the airport. They are reliable and safe and have never let me down

https://capeconvoy.co.za/garden.html

Look’s like a nice day, Table Mountain looks amazing

Drop your bags off and get up there STRAIGHT AWAY, regardless how tired you are because Table Mountain is more unpredictable than Donald Trump. It is always closed due to wind, cloud or heavy rain so if you have a chance to go, drop everything and go!

What are those strange rat-like things?

They are called Rock Hyrax or a Dassie Rat and they are members or the Elephant family and there are loads of them on Table Mountain or anywhere it’s rocky. They are herbivores and quite far down the food chain. They eat a lot of vegetation, so the Birds of Prey keep their numbers in check

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dassie_rat

Dassie_rat_on_rock

 

I like my hotel, now I fancy a drink

Quay 4 at the Waterfront is nice or Café Caprice in Camps Bay for cocktails.

Now I am hungry, anywhere nice to eat?

I like to take my Girlfriend to the Black Sheep on Kloof Street. She loves it there and whenever I take her there I reap the benefits for ages. I am not a foodie but even I love it there. Hussar Grill in Sea Point of Camps Bay for steak and Harbour House at the Waterfront of Kalk Bay for Sea Food

https://blacksheeprestaurant.co.za/

Thanks Rob, I will take your advice, I will give you my feedback

Please don’t, I am not in the slightest bit interested. The only feedback I am interested in is feedback from clients who have paid for the tours. This is free advice so take it or leave it

What is the best way to experience the Garden Route?

Ha! That’s easy, with Cape Convoy of course

https://capeconvoy.co.za/garden.html

Peace

Your pal

Rob

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