Our last day in Cape Town, it’s amazing how fast it goes. We had plans to rent a car and go for a drive down the coast to Good Hope, but to be honest hubby was knackered from his road trip and I couldn’t be bothered to do the whole driving. So it’s one more reason to go back to South Africa…
After a lazy breakfast we went to the Waterfront for a walk, bit of shopping and some lunch of course. If there is one thing you just do in that country is eat!!! Serious foodporn material.
The first thing I discovered was this little seal platform, where the Cape seals come to hang out…
It is sponsored by Cape Town Aquarium and Spar (a supermarket chain) and promotes a campaign for a South Africa without plastic bags.
The Watershed was probably my favourite place of the whole Waterfront. It is a little shopping mall with local designers, crafts and art. Shops selling ceramics, clothes, piantings… beautiful place to get some pressies for back home.
It actually really started when we lived in Jordan. There was this awesome shop called Silsal (have a look at their website, it’s great stuff). In the back of the shop they had an reject area – stuff they couldn’t really sell because of small bubbles in the ceramics or a colour problem. They still sold the pieces, but so cheap. I bought this beautiful blue salad bowl and it broke in the shipment on the way to Bali. I was so sad, really. It is always something you really like that breaks! But I still kept it for the 21 months we were there. I just couldn’t throw it out. I eventually did, when I packed again for the next move…. but my heart ached. Here is a link to my old blog, when we used to live in Amman; it’ll take you into the shop! The bowl on picture there, I still have.
The waterfront is a nice place to walk around, but I thought the shopping was really dull – or maybe I just wasn’t in th mood. Hubby said that Jo’burg shopping was so much better. Still waiting for him to take me (hint! hint! – though I seriously doubt he reads this, haha).
If I have an addiction to ceramics, the rest of the family has a Lego addiction – specifically StarWars. One day I’ll have to share some pictures of the collection. Lego in Mauritius is just silly expensive – it’s 2-3 times more expensive than abroad. So wherever we go we bring back for the kids.
After small kids and big kid shopping we had an awesome lunch @ Willoughby & Co. The oysters were beautiful, the sushi so tasty. The noodle soup was great as well. I’d like to add that they do this scheme where you can add ‘apples’ on your bill to support school kids. 5 Rand an apple is not much and a few more kids will have pens and paper to go to school with.
After some more strolling it was time to start packing and putting the feet up to relax a bit before dinner.
Now dinner was amazing. We ate at Nobu – the famous Japanese restaurant chain. It is located at the One and Only. It was without any doubt the best meal we had in Cape Town and when you compare their prices with the restaurants in London or Dubai, it is such a bargain. The pork dish in particular was amazing, I also loved the salmon tacos.
This is my last post about my short trip to South Africa. You can find a link to all my other posts here.