A June 2003 trip
to Strand by melodyjoy
Quote: Luxurious hotel literally in the sea with fantastic views of the mountains and Cape Town.
Table Mountain with the cable car floor revolving allows everyone an interrupted view of the stupendous scenery. Don't forget to spot the Rock Dazzies that look like cute furry animals basking in the sun, but turn out to have a vicious bite so beware (the elephant is one of their living relatives -- honest!).
Shopping in the Victoria and Albert Waterfront for that unusual gift in the many shops and craft stalls there.
Robben Island to visit the place where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated and to hear the stories from both ex-inmates and wardens.
It is advisable not to get into a taxi you have not prebooked and The Strand will provide you with your own car and driver if you prefer at a reasonable charge.
Take time to ascend the heights of Table Mountain by the cable car and enjoy the thrill of riding the seas on the catamaran ride to Robben Island.