The spur of the moment vacation to Cape Town
We drove to Bloemfontein Bram Fischer International Airport and rushed into check-in. Got a few sandwiches then boarded onto the plane. the airline we flew this time is Mango Airline, so food and drinks on flight are for purchase, not free.
There were a total of 8 of us, 6 adults and 2 children
趕緊check-in後趕快跑到Mug and Bean 買幾個三明治準備在機上吃就準備登機
The kids were super excited to fly because every time they hear about grandpa and grandma flying so they already had their hopes high.
Although it is an international airport, but we had to walk to the plane to board
There were to boarding doors for the plane and depending on which row you are, you either board from the front or the rear of the plane
Once boarded, they started to eat!!!
If not eating, then it was time to play with phones
We sat right by the wings of the plane so the view was not as great
After an hour and 40 minutes we finally landed in Cape Town
Outside the airport, we had to walk to the car rental place, it only took us like 5 minutes walking with the luggage we had with us
We initially booked with Hertz rental a 9 seater in the morning but once we arrived at the location to pick up the car they told us the car was not ready and it was at a different Hertz location in town. So they gave us 2 small sedans for the mean time and we were told that they would come exchange with us later at night. It took us more than an hour to finally leave the Hertz location, it was very inefficient.
我們是經過Hertz租了一台9人座的小巴，我們在早上就上網預定好了，沒想到下午到機場的時候居然沒有車子! 最後要求我們開兩台車到飯店先，然後她們的車子晚點來換車，非常沒有效率… 最後我們分開開兩台車先到飯店check-in，南非大部分的車子是手排，自排的會比較貴要注意喔
Exiting the airport the houses were painted very colorful
A nice view sand scenery, we could already feel the vacation mode is on
This time we stayed at the Lagoon Beach Hotel Cape Town, it is just right by the beach but was very cold at night with the cold breeze. The cold left us not wanting to walk to the beach but we did manage to snap some shorts from the seats by the poolside from the hotel
我們這次入住Lagoon Beach Hotel Cape Town，離海邊非常近，但是傍晚風大且冷，滅了想去瞧瞧的念頭，但是從他們泳池拍的風景真的很美!
For dinner we went to Baia Seafood Restaurant, a restaurant situated inside the V&A waterfront, the prices were higher than normal but it was worth it because of the atmosphere and the view it had
By the time we finished dinner it was already and all the shops within the mall was closed already. So we decided to take a walk outside the mall where restaurants were still open and where there were still people walking around. The lights from the buildings and the ferris wheel really brightened the scene up and very beautiful
The night scene was really spectacular
The famous V&A Waterfront at Cape Town
Cape Town 有名的Waterfront購物中心
When we got to the ferris wheel, A and Z said they wanted to go on the ride, but we were worried how they will feel about the height
So then we went to the ticket booth and asked more info, they said the ride is about 10 minutes and about 4-5 rounds, and there is also an intercom inside each car incase of emergencies like kids wanted to get off early because they are afraid of height etc lol
With that, we decided to go on the ride
於是我去購票處問了一下，一趟轉幾圈? : 4 – 5 圈，一趟是多久? : 大概10分鐘，而且車廂內有聯絡對講機，讓我放心了許多，於是大家買票去
The view from the ferris wheel
And that was the first day for Cape Town
This complete trip is a 3 night trip so more to come as we are gathering all photos and info