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5 Days in Cape Town: Day 5 Table Mountain

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5 days in Cape Town: Day 5

If you missed the earlier posts, be sure to read Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4.

We decided to have a lazy start to the day so it was late morning by the time we took our last stroll to the Waterfront.

Lunch

The girls wanted to get fries from Steers for lunch, and the adults opted to visit the Food Market which we had walked past every day. There are lots of different options and we chose samosas. They were OK – but nothing special. What was special was sitting at the outside tables, enjoying the view and listening to the street musician who had set up near us.

Table Mountain

Table Mountain
Our final exursion was to take the cableway up Table Mountain. We bought the tickets online a few days before as that is the cheaper way to do it. You can get a refund if the weather turns bad so there is no risk involved and it also means you skip the ticket lines. An adult ticket costs about $20. We drove to the cableway station, but you could also take an Uber.

You can wait in long lines to get on a cable car, but as we were there at the end of May, we just walked straight on. Be sure to take warm clothes as it often windy at the top and always quite a few degrees colder than at the base.

We spent about an hour walking around the top. You can see for miles on a clear day. Watch out for the wildlife! We saw quite a few dassies (rock-rabbits).

Walking on table mountain

We also saw a bride and groom!
Bride and Groom on Table Mountain

We would love to have been up top as the sunset but the cableway closes down at that time each day so we had to content ourselves with watching it once we had reached the base station again.
Sunset over Cape Town

Supper

Cape Town is known for its many world-class restaurants and we chose one to eat at for our final meal in Cape Town – the Shortmarket Club. We booked weeks ahead – you can’t just arrive! Read the rave reviews on Tripadvisor!

The restaurant is tucked away upstairs on a pedestrian-only street and we needed to use our GPS to find it. But once you do find it, you step into a world of excellent service and memorable food. Each dish was unique in the way it combined ingredients, and in the presentation. We each chose different starters, entrees, and desserts and no one was disappointed with their selections.

Crumble at Shortmarket Club
Dessert at Shortmarket Club in Cape Town

It was the perfect ending to an amazing 5 days in Cape Town.

5 Days in CapeTown Day 5
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Meryl loves to travel whenever she has the chance. When she isn't traveling she is likely to be teaching or coaching middle and high schoolers. Of course, one of the subjects she teaches is Geography!
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