Bo-Kaap – an (over)colorful multicultural (mainly Muslim) district is where today’s adventure begins! I have to admit I wanted to see it but had no clue where to go. Stumbled across it on my way to Lion’s Head so… a great find yo!
The houses do stand out. Some might find them kitschy, some will admire the location and the setting. It’s not a major attraction as people simply still live in the houses (until they all turn into a museum in the future I suspect). Vibrant colours make them a perfect target for a postcard photo from Cape Town!
Funny fact – it is a former township. In western world also known as slums or favelas. What a transformation, ain’t it?!
On with my adventure. As the weather was gorgeous on that day I decided to hike (or climb, as it turned out) Lion’s Head! More than 600 meters above the ocean level guaranteed spectacular views over the city and beyond! And as you might have noticed, I am a sucker for beautiful views from high above 🙂 So this was a must. Silly me I did not protect my skin well enough and got sunburned quite badly in some areas.
~Man, this is Africa!~ That was what I heard when someone saw the red, burned parts of my back where the skin was showing. So, remember when you go to South Africa – THIS IS Africa!
Lion’s breakfast! I will need all that energy soon…
I could not believe how bright and colorful the houses were! And the funny fact is…. this is a MUSLIM DISTICT!
Somebody is lurking in the shadows!
No – this is not Wall Street 🙂 This is named after River Waal in Netherlands.
I could live there, seriously! I would make a tarrace up there on the roof!
This is a proof of what I said earlier – this is a muslim district.
I loved the contrast. And not really a fan of the princess tower in the background…
It does somehow resemble Cuba. Can’t shake the feeling this was Havana!
Now you know why I would make that roof terrace 🙂 Wonderful perspective!
As beautiful as it was, the poverty is everywhere. Pretty places don’t make people wealthy.
That picture sums it all up. Colorful houses, a muslim praying in front of a Mosque and a tent on the street.
It was hot that day. Just how I like it!
Another street in similar style. The dutch manor is not there by accident. South Africa was once a dutch colony. One of the official Languages is Afrikaans – a langauge based on Dutch.
Looks like a Bonsai! Let’s leave the Wonderland and head towards the mountain.
Through spikes to the flower!
I ❤ Kloof! Going up the road. Almost at the bottom of the mountain 🙂
Yesterday we went to the left. This time we turn right and head towards Signal Hill. Or back of the Lion, if you will.
We once again enter the Table Mountain National Park, although it’s a different part this time.
It is not recommended to walk up the mountain alone. I first thought it was because of the risk of being assaulted, but I found out it was something else 🙂
Let’s start the hike. It doesn’t seem too far!
Tramping… tramping… Tramping Man!
Now that’s a proper bench location!
Once I saw it I had to stop and stare for a while!
Getting higher… and higher!
This is getting tight! Although the views are amazing so its difficult to look down where to walk and not gaze at the city!
No way… chains… what if I trip?… this is why you do not go up Lion’s Head on your own!
Although the chains looked solid.
I should have expect this… my hands started to sweat a bit. And it wasn’t because of the heat…
That was quite an excercise.
You’ve got to be kidding… I had to wait for my turn. There were people climbing up and down as well.
Just grab and pull yourself up!
Looks like someone got stuck…
I wasn’t quite sure what happened. The helicopter got to the edge and then moved away…
Heck the guy is not bothered to sit like that!
For the resque!
Hug the wall!
It was a busy trail! Luckily it wasn’t windy enough to blow them people away!
I have made it! Hell the views rewarded it all! un-be-lieveable!
Let’s see where we are. Lion’s head close up – photos taken a day earlier from Table Mountain.
Lion’s head even closer up.
Lion’s head tip! You can see the trail. Looks step. And it was! SO…
Someone tell me how the f*** did them kids get up there? It wasn’t quite a walk in the park, was it? Reckless parents…
Camps Bay. What a view!
Robben Island in the distance.
Table Mountain in all it’s glory! And not a single cloud – which is rare!
Yoga witha view! Or a view with a yoga?! 🙂
I believe I can fly!
Look there, THERE!
This cheeky bugger knows it too!
Looks like I was in the right place and time! For the first time in my life I think!
This guy knows where to spend the afternoon! Cheeky bugger!
Agama Lizard. I really loved the colours! I asked him nicely to pose for me 🙂 But there were other animals present there!
That made me giggle! Does the bird look at the bug And the bug doesnt look like a regular fly either….
A closer look at the bird. The bug is gone.
Almost missed this little guy!
A few close up’s at the this wonderful city. The stadium.
Looks like Seychelles!
Little ants 🙂 and again, nobody in the water!
The water in the ocean is simply to cold to swim, hence this swimming pool is placed perfectly!
Let’s go back. I could feel some burns already, but….ust… don’t look down! So how will I get down without looking down? …
Oh ok. So this is how little kids get up there…
A kid is leading a kid. Just perfect.
“Kids, just don’t run”. Parents…