|Harbor area of Cape Town. Good food to be had here.|
|The hubby buying biltong (South African beef jerky) from one of the markets at the harbor.|
|Gorgeous coastal views along the highway around the Cape of Good Hope.|
Cape Town and the surrounding areas give the best of many landscapes: big city, quaint beach town, rugged mountain, and marina seafood. Oh, that last one isn't a landscape? It is in my world. In fact, while in Cape Town, I indulged in seafood and sushi every chance I got. Paired with light South African vins, it was basically heaven on earth.
|One of the many charming beach towns along the coast.|
One thing to note when planning a trip to Cape Town, a rental car is key. Cape Town proper is cool and all, but the vistas you take in while driving in and around the Cape of Good Hope area are superb. The cutest Seaside, FL-esque beach towns dot the coastal highway, and when I go back (and I will because I didn't even make it to the vineyards!), I will stay in one of these darling beachy towns. I could spend weeks there doing nothing except going to play with the penguins everyday. Oh yes, there were penguins. Friendly, curious, Disney-like penguins that contemplate stealing your purse.
|Sneaky penguins. Look at him. He's clearly up to no good.|
|Beautiful, clear ocean water.|
Between the excellent food, wine, and scenery, Cape Town has quickly joined the list of my Top 5 Favorite Cities of all time, right up there with New York City, Atlanta, Antigua (Guatemala), and Boston. I suspect this list will have some serious revisions in 2014, though, as we have Prague, Istanbul, Paris, and possibly northern California on the agenda for this year. Stay tuned.