Hi! We're planning our inaugural trip to South Africa/Victoria Falls including 3 full days in Capetown over Easter this coming April (arrive Wednesday evening from Madikwe; depart very early Sunday for Victoria Falls). I've already realized we will not experience all Cape Town has to offer.
Here's what I'm thinking:
Thursday (Thurs/Fri could be reversed): Table Mountain/Kirstenbosch Gardens/maybe Camps Bay for dinner???
Saturday: early morning Bo Kaap for photos/Biscuit Mill Saturday Markets/V&A waterfront/nice dinner/early evening because of early Sunday AM flight
I understand the scenery is stunning towards Froenschoek/Stellenbosch/Paarl, and indeed, if we find ourselves with a block of unoccupied time, it will be the first "filler" we attempt. However, given that the kids can't partake of the wineries, and hubby and I aren't wine connoisseurs, I'm afraid the other planned activities will have to incorporate the sampling of local wines!
So my requests:
Location for stay: if we were to stay at the Chartfield Guesthouse in Kalk Bay, is it a very horrible (greater than 30 minutes) into Table Mountain/Bo Kaap/airport early in the mornings? Should we stay closer to airport Saturday night? Again, traveling with the tweens, we won't be partying/dancing the night away: as long as we've got a few dining options and a quiet characterful abode to retire to we'll enjoy ourselves. Other thoughts after reading what I think will be a good blend of activities for our family's needs?
I'm far from a great photographer, but I do fancy optimal lighting for Bo Kaap and the Muizenburg beach huts. (I know some people might think these silly priorities, but to each their own, right?). Can those of you experienced in these locations tell me when the best lighting/orientatation of these features are? Are there other beaches with the colorful beach shacks? If so where, and again, when is optimal lighting?
Many thanks in advance!