With love from Cape Town – A Joburger’s experience
Colin Ford for Cape Town Tourism
Joburger Colin Ford, a regular visitor to the Mother City, spent some time reflecting on his top experiences this time round...
Camps Bay sunsets
I love sitting and watching the sun set from Camps Bay. Having spent a lot of my childhood in Durban, it’s something of a novelty watching the sun going down over the sea. Especially since it sets so late. But apart from that, it’s really pretty, especially when there’s a bit of weather moving in. The combination of the clouds, the sea and the sun make for some dramatic evening skies.
Heart 104.9 FM
Now this is a radio station you want to listen to. The presenters chat to listeners like they’re old friends – which they often are – and the music is right up my street: a bit of R&B mixed in with some disco and classics from the late 80s and early 90s. There were many times this weekend when I said “Ah, remember this song?” and found myself taking a little trip down memory lane.
Ok, so the wasabi was a bit old and the waitress got our order wrong, but sitting on the edge of the ocean eating sushi with a glass of Brampton sauvignon blanc made up for all the shortcomings. Harbour House is always worth a visit. I particularly enjoy watching the seals lolling about waiting for scraps from the fishermen in Kalk Bay harbour. The closest I get to this in Joburg is watching my Labrador scratching his back on the lawn.
Another perfect day
After a bit of a dodgy start, it looks like we’re in for another glorious day in the Mother City today. Three more days of this and I’ll be ready for whatever Gauteng has to throw at me. Bring it on, I say!
Photo: Matthew Stark