Jeff was visiting Cape Town with his old 86-year-old wife; he too was no spring chicken. At his old age, Jeff wanted to see everything before his 90th birthday. He chooses to go to South Africa with his wife because they thought they could see all the wild-life on a 29-day overland tour. Cape Town was the first stop where the group would meet at night. Thirty of them in total, הקבוצה הייתה אמורה להיפגש במלון היחיד ב 8:00 pm חד.
Timewise ג'ף הצליח לתזמן ברכבל ל 8 אני. מאז הרכבל הראשון עלה בשמונה, זה העניק להם זמן לבקר בהר השולחן. כרטיסים להר השולחן נקנו חמישה ימים מראש, עם שני כרטיסים בכירים בשיעור הנחה למחיר הממוצע. עכשיו כשקנו את הכרטיסים שלהם באינטרנט, השלב האחרון היה לקבל אישור על העברות. לילה לפני שג'ף חשש שהכרטיסים שלו לא יגיעו, אבל הוא בדק את ג'ימייל, ולהפתעתו, the tickets were there from two days before. Made things easy when he was checking electronic mails.
On the day of the Aerial Cableway, Jeff arrived early to find the line long. The ticket line was mainly affected by the people coming from Southeast Asian countries. Jeff, an old-timer USA citizen, wanted to speed things up by getting in front before everyone else, or else it would take too long to get up the mountain. כרטיסים ניתנים כחבילה עם כרטיסי הר השולחן ותקפים למעבר מזורז דו כיווני עם הרכבל בקייפטאון. זול אך משתלם לעלות לרכבל לשניים, ג'ף רצה לדעת על יום הולדתו והאם הרכבל האווירי הציע כרטיסים בחינם או בהנחות.
לצערי, ג'ף היה אזרח זר, מה שהקשה עליו להציג תעודת זהות. אחרת, זה היה רעיון מצוין להשתמש בתעודת הזהות הישנה שלו כדי להשיג כרטיסי יום הולדת להר השולחן 0.00. Sunset individual tickets were also available at the time that he choose AM tickets, but since he had a meeting with the overland tour group that night at eight, he wanted AM.
As Jeff had already purchased his tickets many days before, he was able to pass many people on the path, queuing to buy tickets at the Lower Aerial Cableway. He was enthusiastic about being one of the first people to board the Cable Car in summer, which only fits 70 אֲנָשִׁים. Now that the time was right, he leaped in front of the queue to redeem his Table Mountain tickets. The staff member of Table Mountain, wearing a green uniform at the front, was delighted to receive a card from an older member who purchased their ticket online with the scanning barcode visible.
The staff member scanned the ticket with the hand-held barcode scanner and gave way to Jeff and his wife. 4 ½ minutes later, they were at the top of the Aerial Cableway, and there were magnificent views that day. Clouds covered the Atlantic Seaboard in what was known as the Coldfront; clouds also covered Table Mountain in the morning, which is known as the Table Cloth. These two natural occurrences made for picture taking with Jeff and his wife. They snapped some photos for their grandson back in The States.
The States has some magnificent mountains but none like Cape Town’s Table Top. The peak at almost 1km high and 3km long is the backdrop to the city center in Cape Town central regions. חוף הים האטלנטי הוא נקודת המבט מהר השולחן שמאחורי הר האריות, עם סיגנל היל רואד ואי רובן בכ- 7 ק"מ ממגדל השעון ב- V&קו החוף. מכיוון שציוני דרך אלה נראים כל כך מראש הר השולחן, אין צורך להשתמש במפה, תראה! התוכניות היחידות שעליהן האורחים צריכים להשתמש הן מפות Google דרום אפריקה. ניווט בעיר כמו קייפטאון דורש ידע מומחה לאן בטוח ללכת לבד והיכן להישאר בקייפטאון, ל.
לְמַרְבֶּה הַמַזָל, Jeff had booked at a beautiful sea resort for a day or two near the Waterfront. Their accommodation in Cape Town had provided them with the Do’s and Don’ts for staying in Cape Town, which included avoiding areas like Long St and regions near Cape Town International airport, not safe for foreigners.
The hotel was at the Waterfront, which is a relatively safe area comprising of the Greenpoint, Sea Point and Three Anchor Bay areas. Their prominence in Cape Town makes up part of the Atlantic Seaboard. Camps Bay and Clifton areas are also part of this area covered under Atlantic Seaboard. Table Mountain views include Atlantic Seaboard, which made it easy for Jeff and his wife to spot the Waterfront, beaches like Camps Bay, and more! Jeff was especially interested in seeing areas like Boulders Beach penguins, Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point.
Those three areas covered on the first day of their overland tour of the Western Cape. With this in mind, they saved their photos from the view of Table Mountain to show their tour group of thirty people that night when they got down from the Cable Car.
Take from Jeff that the only way to buy Table Mountain tickets is online. Services like Table Mountain Tickets provide all-access, bundled tickets to the cable car. Tickets have skipped the queue for the high tickets line, which made a difference in getting up Table Mountain early – Highly recommended and essential.
לסיכום – Jeff bought his Table Mountain tickets five days before the Cable Car in Cape Town, which saved him hours of waiting time in the line for passes. He and his wife were able to see the view from Table Mountain by exploring the area near the Upper Aerial Cableway.
Pictures taken of the Southern part of Cape Town included mainly Cape of Good Hope, Boulders Beach, and other Cape Town sightseeing attractions, which he and his wife would see the next day while on tour.