Easter at The Cape of Good Hope

There are several different ways of celebrating Easter, of course for the ones who do celebrate it. This year I spent it at The Cape of Good Hope with my family.photo 5

The Cape of Good Hope, (in Portuguese: Cabo da Boa Esperança) is a rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa.

It was once believed that the Cape of Good Hope was the southern tip of Africa because it was believed to be the dividing point between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. In reality, the southernmost point is Cape Agulhas.

This place is very historical, especially for me. If you don’t know by now that I’m Portuguese (which is quite weird), it’s time that you start following my blog!

The first modern rounding of the cape in 1488 by Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias was a milestone in the attempts by the Portuguese to establish direct trade relations with the Far East. Dias called the cape Cabo das Tormentas (“Cape of Storms”).

Why you should visit:

This place has several amazing beaches, great viewpoints, maritime history and plenty of unique fauna and flora. You can:

  • Ride the ‘Flying Dutchman funicular;
  • Discover cultural and historical spots, including monuments to explorers such as Vasco da Gama and Bartolomeu Dias;
  • Go to great swimming spots, picnic sites and walks at the Bordjiesrif and Buffels Bay tidal pools;
  • Photograph the more than 1 100 indigenous plant species that grow nowhere else in the world;
  • Whale watching
  • Hike along a wide variety of scenic and overnight trails through natural fynbos and along sandy beaches;
  • Sea Kayaking and mountain biking, etc.

After visiting all the spots and even driving by a family of baboons (which for the people who are not familiar, these are wild and dangerous animals, especially if they see food), it was lunch time!

The Two Oceans Restaurant

This restaurant is famous for its seafood cuisine and for the wooden deck that looks out onto an amazing ocean view. I don’t even have to mention the fact that reservations are highly recommended, right?

As a starter I had a delicious Tomato Soup (Gaspacho):

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I tasted different main courses so it’s only fair if I post photos of all of them:

  1. Prawn Curry: Queen prawns, Coconut and lemongrass curry sauce, savoury rice, poppadom and sambals.
  2. Mozambique Langoustines: Butterfield, savoury rice, trio of sauces.
  3. Salmon Maki rolls.

 

For Dessert I recommend you the Apple Crumble, which consists of pan roasted apples, Cardamom foam, Maple Ice Cream, Creme Anglaise, toffee apple and pecan nuts.

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Our waiter was Lestina and the service was very good. Will be back soon! Happy Easter!

Cape Point Website: http://capepoint.co.za/

Two Oceans Restaurant Website: http://www.two-oceans.co.za/

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|Melissa De Sousa Nunes|

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