Cape Town is so much more mellow than Cairo. Though there are no outstanding monuments to see, the beach here has to be the most beautiful I’ve seen on my trip so far! And what’s even more amazing is that it’s a close bus ride from the center of the city! The beach is called Camps Bay, and I’ve been spending a lot of time here relaxing. I need to chill out after all the chaos in Cairo!
I’m also trying my hand at surfing. It’s a lot harder than it looks!
* * * * * * * * ** * * * * * * * * * * ** * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Sounds like you’re getting some sun and surf in South Africa! I would have thought you would be seeing exotic animals like lions and tigers. It’s surprising that you’ve been hanging out on a beach!
I’m about to head to a beach myself. I’ll be leaving for Mumbai tonight, and I’ve heard there’s a beach in the city. I don’t know whether it’s going to be as beautiful as you describe Camps Bay to be, but I’ll definitely check it out and let you know!
* * * * * * * * ** * * * * * * * * * * ** * * * * * * * * * * *
Most people don’t think about taking a trip to South Africa, but this is an ideal vacation spot. The beaches here are some of the most stunning in the world, especially in the city of Cape Town. It’s on the southern coast of Africa and derives its name from the fact that it’s on a cape. The Atlantic coast of this cape has some of the most beautiful coastal scenery in the world, and you can see some of it right in the city of Cape Town.
Being 15 minutes from the center of the city, Camps Bay is the most popular beach in Cape Town and arguably one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The stunning rock formations3 of The Twelve Apostles of Table Mountain form a dramatic backdrop4 to this beach. The white sand and blue waters make it a picture-perfect5 beach. Warning must be heeded6, however, for there are no lifeguards7 and the surf8 and wind here is strong, making swimming dangerous at times. The water can also be quite chilly, as the water comes straight from Antarctica9. Though the water may not be relaxing, it’s definitely exhilarating10! A little caution11 is all that is needed to have a wonderful day here.
After taking a dip, make sure you have a drink at one of the many cafes that are on nearby Victoria Road where you can have a lovely view of the sun setting over the ocean. Keep in mind that because Camps Bay is so popular and close to the city, it can get very crowded on the weekends. But it’s a great opportunity to watch the people of Cape Town enjoying their beach life.