The third we were hoping to go on the table mountain so we woke up very early, but unfortunately the weather was not good at all, very cloudy with cold winds.
Although we checked on the website before we left and it said the cable car was still open but from the weather we are seeing we decided to have breakfast at the hotel first.
And as anticipated, the cable car was not operating when we checked again during breakfast, the visibility was showing ‘0’. The last car up the table mountain is in the afternoon so we were hoping the weather would be better then so we could go up there
We decided then to go to seal island. Once we arrived at the docks where we usually board on a boat and go to seal island, we were told by local tour guides there that the weather is no good also and it is quite dangerous. He said that if it was him, he would not board on the boat either
2 attractions were already crossed off the list due to weather then we decided to find a place that was indoors. We found a place called Clay Cafe, where it caters people of all ages. People there could eat, drink and design/color their own pottery pieces. The pottery pieces were already pre-made and in it’s original color untouched, a vast variety, from cups, plates, bowls, vases and etc. Customers go and choose the type of pottery they want, choose the colors and materials then start designing and coloring
Once we got to clay cafe, we ordered some hot drinks to warm ourselves up then a waiter/instructor came by to show us the processes and how we can use different materials to design. The kids really had fun here since they liked coloring alot already
一進去大家先點咖啡暖暖身子，之後有服務生來講解要怎麼做杯子，有一個房間裡都是放著尚未著色的陶器，有各式各樣的，像是碗，咖啡杯，馬克杯，花瓶，盤子…. 動物造型就連Hello Kitty都有。拿了自己想要的就要去水盆上快速地浸三下，不能讓陶器過濕，之後就可以開始上色
After completing the pottery, it will take 3 weeks before it’s ready for you to take it home with you. But since we were out of town, it was quite hard for us since we are going to have to use courier services to pick up and ship it back to us. Otherwise unclaimed items will be donated
After Clay Cafe the weather had not gotten any better so we searched for our next indoor activity location, The Two Oceans Aquarium located right next to the V&A Waterfront, thinking after the Aquarium we can go to the mall if the weather was still bad
After purchasing the ticket, we went to the entrance, the employee there will stamp a Penguin shaped UV stamp on your hand, kids were so amused by this since it was only able to be seen under the UV light
The first thing people see once entered through the entrance is the tank for clownfish, under the tank there is a space where you can go in and stick your head up and take pictures like below
The Jellyfish section
After the jellyfish section is a super huge exhibition tank
The kids got freaked out bu the giant tortoise
Next to the tank is a tunnel with animals swimming above
Experiencing archaeology, finding and cleaning fossil
One floor above is where the penguins are located, they were not enclosed so the smell was kind of strong, not for the weakest of the stomachs
The last part before the exit is the newly added Predator Exhibit
Right before we exited, one of the employees told us it was ‘feeding time’ for the large exhibition tank, so many people joined in the big area. There was a person in front of the tank explaining how some of the animals in the tank were rescued and could not return to it’s natural habitat. One of the tortoises shell was cracked and they are still busy treating it.
After the aquarium is lunch time, we walked to Den Anker Belgian restaurant also right next to the V&A Waterfront
After lunch we went into V&A to kill time as we have will have a friend meeting us later for dinner. Dinner was at a Chinese restaurant but OMG the oysters at the restaurant were huge and plump. It was the single most expensive oyster we have had on this trip
There was not much on the day of return, breakfast then straight to the airport
Yes, that was our 4 day / 3 nights trip to Cape Town
Plans for our next destination is already in the works……..