*S.A.* Cape Town – day 2 (1/2)

The second morning we had breakfast at the hotel, there was a wide variety of hot and cold breakfast and even has fried rice and fried noodles.  We believe the rice and noodles are to cater to the foreigners from Asia, as we could see there were a lot Asian foreigners present during our stay at the hotel

第二天飯店早餐還算豐盛,也許因為是觀光景點,很多中國遊客在此入住,飯店居然有炒飯或炒麵! 也拜此所賜,我們家兩個小朋友吃得很開心,畢竟出來玩我們大部分都吃西餐。
飯店有很多選擇,包括早餐穀片、優格、冷牛奶、熱牛奶、果汁、小麥片、各式麵包、起司…

After we filled up with the delicious breakfast, we headed straight to Table Mountain but unfortunately the line to the cable car station was just too long and plus we haven’t bought tickets yet for the cable car so we decided to skip the Table Mountain today and come back tomorrow earlier in the morning to line up.
吃飽後出發!本來是打算要上桌山(Table Mountain),結果吃飽飯才上山的時候發現滿滿是排隊的旅客啊!!! 而且我們還沒買票,如果真的要去的話可能要排到天荒地老,於是我們決定今天先上網買票,隔天就可以直接去排隊上山。

Something worth mentioning to those who have not been to Table Mountain before is that the cable car depends on the weather, and the weather around this area is very unpredictable, some locals even goes to say that within a day you could have weathers from all 4 seasons.  Big wind, big fog and big rain then the cable car will not operate so it is always best to go check the website as below or just give them a call to confirm first
重點一:需要一提的是,由於山上氣候變化很大,有時候是風大大纜車不開,有時是山上霧太多視線不佳也不能上去,所以可以去( http://www.tablemountain.net/content/page/rates )先查詢後再上山喔,如下圖,
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Therefore we decided to head to Cape of Good Hope, although Google map shows the 1.5 hour drive but it didn’t feel that long as along the way there were many scenic spots for us to stop and snap some pics
於是我們改變計畫去好望角 (Cape of Good Hope)
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Weather that day was more than perfect, warm weather with a cool breeze and the scenery along the drive was astonishing
開車在開普敦的海岸線的旅程只能說在享受美景,有停靠的地方就停下來照相,剛好天氣也不冷不熱的非常舒服
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照完海景轉身照靠山

照片太美捨不得縮小放,有些地方還有設步道給大家欣賞美景用的

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有觀景步道

 

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沒多久就需要通過這種通道?? 這讓我想起了中橫公路

之後又是美景

之前才說氣候很不錯,沒想到快到好望角的時候突然風超大,氣溫也降了很多,這是快接近好望角的景色

Once we got to Cape of Good Hope, the temperature dropped and the winds were very harsh
開車門才知道風又大又冷…

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看頭髮飛起來就能知道風有多大

There were a lot of vacationers while we were there and had to line up to get our turn to take the photo, many tour buses were there also
有很多旅行團都來到這個景點,我們下車正在照相的遊客是從西班牙來的,好幾台大巴在等著,終於讓我們等到IMG_2409-1

After the picture of the Cape of Good Hope we went to a famous lighthouse (Cape Point) also a tourist attraction, but at the entrance there was a sign saying “Funicular out of operation”. We didn’t understand and seen this word before and there was no mobile internet at this location to search for it but only when we got to there we understood
照完相我們就直奔好望角的燈塔,進去前要先付入場費喔,看到綠色的牌子寫著: Funicular out of Operation, 我們那時候還不知道是什麼意思,上去了才知道…
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We saw a baboon eating something on top of a car, not sure where the food came from

***Please note that tourists or anyone in general should not feed any animals you see at the park***

山上很多車子很多人,沒想到在這邊讓我們碰到有猴子在車頂上吃東西,不知道是遊客給的還是他們從別的地方拿的
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Once we got the main entrance to use a cable car to go up to the lighthouse then we realized that Funicular meant, the cable car was out of operation.  But they did have shuttle buses to send people up and down to and from the lighthouse but the price was really ridiculous.  There is also another option for hiking up the lighthouse but with 2 children in-tow we decided not to.  Word from tour guides before is that if the weather is good and you are up by the lighthouse, you will be able to see 2 oceans meet, the Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean, they said because of the cold waters from the Atlantic Ocean and the warmer waters from the Indian Ocean with have a light color difference in appearance
沒想到到了停車場才發現,纜車維修中啦,但是有巴士可以載客,卻沒想到巴士的價錢卻比纜車還貴,這是什麼道理??
於是我們沒有上燈塔,因為我們都有去過了,只是全家沒有一起過,不過我依稀記得… 纜車上去後要自己爬上燈塔的,我還有兩個小鬼,想到就累,所以沒上去也很OK!!! 就在附近照照相囉
※提醒: 之前有聽導遊講過,如果天氣好能夠看到大西洋跟印度洋的交界,就是海左右邊的顏色是不同的喔,因為大西洋的水是冷的,印度洋的是熱的,所以能看到代表你超幸運!!! 

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在這邊看下去真的會讓人心情很開闊!!

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重點二在要走回停車場的時候發現有猴子! 本來我們手上有掉在地上的零食想丟給牠,結果被一台巴士的司機警告,所以朋友啊,有野生動物不要餵喔!
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After we left Cape Point, by an intersection, there were some street vendors selling some curio products, some of us bought decorative Ostrich eggs, ashtray carved from stone and other small handcrafts
出了Cape Point之後入口/出口出有很多小攤販,於是旅客模式on,有需要的就跑去詢價,有人買了用石頭雕了小河馬的菸灰缸,買最多的還是鴕鳥蛋。我們買完猛殺價後的後來來的白人居然連殺價都沒殺就買了,簡直傻眼

After buying some local crafts, we went to an Ostrich farm just to see
之前我們快到cape point時有看到鴕鳥園,於是我們決定去瞧瞧,從cape point 出來大概不到10分鐘就到了

At the Ostrich farm there were 2 stone Hippos and at the beginning the kids freaked out but after realizing they don’t move then they were able to take some pics with them
到那邊風沒那麼大且冷,有河馬雕像,一開始兩個小鬼還會怕… 後來才知道是不動的啦 XD

At the Ostrich farm there was also a shop that sold souvenirs and other item related to Ostriches
這個標示以為裡面有鴕鳥園,其實只是賣紀念品的,鴕鳥蛋比外面的小販還貴啦,但是選擇種類較多所以見仁見智囉。
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We didn’t stay at the Ostrich farm for too long since they have specific time for tours and the next tour was still some time away.  Before we went to another Ostrich farm and at the farm they demonstrated how strong an ostrich egg was and let visitors stand on them.  And also let kids sit on ostriches and take photos.  So just make sure what type of activities there are when you choose a ostrich farm to visit.
重點停在鴕鳥園的時間很短,但其實他們是有Tour的,但是因為下一團的時間還要等一陣子於是我們決定先走。重點三:之前去別的鴕鳥園會讓你踩在鴕鳥蛋上,還有騎鴕鳥的機會,所以有計畫要去鴕鳥園的人要事先預約喔

Next is P-E-N-G-U-I-N TIME!!! African Penguins!!!
It is only about a 40 mins drive so the distance is just right to have the kids rest a little bit during the drive
接著我們去… 噹噹噹噹 看企鵝去囉
Cape Town我覺得很棒的是景點都不會很遠,從Cape Point到企鵝園大概只要40分鐘! 小孩剛好睡個小覺起來又是活虎一隻

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