South Africa: Cape Town Day 2

On Saturday morning, we headed out to the market at The Old Biscuit Mill. The website describes the Mill as a vibrant, warm-hearted little village where talented people come together to share, collaborate and show off their heart-felt passion. The Mill is home to day and night markets, dynamic office space, a range of workshops and designer stores, delicious farm stalls, decadent restaurants as well as an inspiring line-up of festivals and productions.

All that’s to say, the market was AMAZING. Out hotel had warned us to eat a light breakfast that morning because the food there is plentiful and awesome. The shops were so cool – tons of gorgeous textiles, wood, leather, clothing, toys… everything! There was a band playing live music. It was so fun and is an absolute MUST DO. If you’re thinking of coming to Cape Town, you HAVE to be sure to be there on a Saturday for the market. Michael and I stayed for hours and although my pictures don’t do it justice, here is a little glimpse of it.

Furniture and design.

Fun furniture and design.

Toys and textiles.

Toys and textiles.

Adorb outfits.

Adorb outfits.

Flowers.

Flowers.

Food Market!

Food Market!

Amazingness all around!

Amazingness all around!

Noodles and dim sum.

Noodles and dim sum.

Pizzas!

Pizzas.

Paella

Paella.

Moj

Rooibos Ice Tea.

Argentine

Argentine steak and empanadas.

Oysters.

Oysters.

Sandwiches and wraps.

Sandwiches and wraps.

Chocolates.

Chocolate.

Mushrooms.

Mushrooms and truffle oil.

Cheese.

Cheese.

Chilli poppers.

Chilli poppers.

So FUN!

So FUN!

After an amazing few hours of shopping, eating and drinking, we headed off to hike Lion’s Head. Lion’s Head is a major landmark in Cape Town and is a very popular hike but we were lucky to have gone on a foggy day which, I guess is why we didn’t see many other hikers out. Additionally, since we didn’t exactly know where we were going, we ended up taking a different trail up the mountain which is a little longer and harder than the most common trail so we actually didn’t see anyone until we were near the top (when our trail merged with the other). It was fun to hike in the fog because at points you could hardly see more than a few feet in front of you, but then the fog would break and you would get incredible views of the city. Plus, the weather was a little cooler and perfect for the hike. At any rate, the hike is not hard, provides gorgeous views of the city and is another MUST DO!

At the start of the trail.

At the start of the Lion’s Head hiking trail.

Gorgeous day.

Beautiful day.

Beautiful views.

Beautiful views.

Beautiful city.

Beautiful city.

Fogged in on the trail.

Fogged in on the trail.

Loving it.

Loving it.

Lions head.

Lions head.

Stopping for a photo as the fog broke.

Stopping for a photo as the fog broke.

Cape Town.

Cape Town.

Supporting the SF Giants and the Clemson Tigers on the hike.

Supporting the SF Giants and the Clemson Tigers on the hike.

Such a great hike!

Such a great hike!

Michael on the chains.

Michael doing the chains.

Fun fog.

Fun fog.

Almost to the top.

Almost to the top.

The views were the best!

The views were the best!

That evening we explored and walked around the famous Waterfront area and had a great dinner at Sevruga.

Ostrich and Springbok - yum!

Ostrich and Kingklip & langoustine – yum!

Other posts in this series: Day 1.

11 thoughts on “South Africa: Cape Town Day 2

  1. Wow! Can’t wait to see the next installment! Dining at that fab place is worth the trip! Great looking hat, Ashley! Love, Nanny & Papa

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  3. I love reading about y’alls trip! I went to South Africa the summer before my senior year and absolutely loved it. However, we didn’t make it to Cape Town so I love reading about your adventures there. Looks beautiful!

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