Witnessing Cape Town From The Top of Table Mountain
Second day in Cape Town. Finally, the weather was awesome. Sun shone brightly, a bit windy but not too much. Sari and I finished our breakfast, then we headed straightly to the hop on hop off bus stop. Our target that day was to reach the peak of Table Mountain. The bus dropped us right in front of the gate of the ticket counter. There was a long queue line when we arrived, however, it did not take that long when we reached the counter. The counter lady was nice and friendly. We got the ticket, and then, we faced another queue line, to get into cable car which would bring us to the top.
Finally, we entered the car. It did not take long time to be on the top, approximately in five minutes only. When we passed the mountain slope, we saw some people hiking to get into the top. Sari looked so tempted, imaged herself climbing to the mountain peak. No wonder, she loves trekking, hiking, and other activities related to the nature. Did I mention that she went to Sinai Mountain? And what about me? I was cool with my cable car.
Table mountain is one of the most welcoming icons in Cape Town to travelers across the globe. It has many surprises up there to discover, not mentioning the spectacular view of Cape Town it offers from its top. However, one thing should bear in mind, that the mountain also has high record for accident, when many people did not pay attention to the slippery and steep rocks while taking selfies.
We arrived at the top, and the view, it was just amazing. And I confessed, this was my first time to climb the mountain up to the peak. Please ignore the fact that cable car took me there. That was a bit cloudy, and windy too up there. It seems we were so closed with the clouds. But we could still see clearly to the city below us, with Atlantic sea and football stadium where the World Cup 2010 took place. Sari prefer to do a little hiking somewhere, meanwhile I prefer to memorize the moment with some snaps with my Canoy (I named my camera, Canoy). We got the friendly advice from the other visitor to keep walking on the track, if we don’t want to get the chance to get lost. Sari and I thought that we wouldn’t risk ourselves to stay over night on the mountain, so we thanked him for his friendly advices.
From some blogs, I found that the mountain is home for various flora and fauna. Once said that sometimes Leopard roamed the mountain before 1920. Well, I don’t know whether I should be happy or not with this fact. Seeing Leopard could be an experience in life, but with the risk that I could be attacked or being eaten for their dinner, I prefer to not see them there. But I didn’t mind to meet some variety of birds flying low, perching from one plant to another.
A coffee shop was available, served some hot drinks, sandwiches and snacks. After roaming around for almost two hours, treating myself a cup of coffee sounded great. I got my Cappuccino and chocolate cake while waiting for Sari to join me.