Hisense Wheel of Excellence
This giant 50m Ferris wheel has been at the entrance to the Waterfront since the beginning of June.
According the website, “the giant observation wheel, a first for Cape Town and South Africa, is a unique way to savour panoramic bird’s-eye views of Cape Town, Paarl, Table Mountain and Robben Island. Sporting 36 fully-enclosed cabins, friends and family can sit back and savour the city skyline on the 15 minute round trip”
I have not managed to visit it yet (it only opens at 11am), but I am looking forward to my visit. Ticket prices are R70 per person, and R40 for children, so I don’t think that it is too bad.
You can also hire the luxary private cabin, but they decline to give prices for that on their website!
They promise it will be here for at least 6 months, so I suspect that it will move somewhere else directly after the Christmas season.
World’s largest vuvuzela
This vuvuzela has been sitting on top of the unfinished bridge for quite some time now. It was built by Hyundai as a promotion for the FIFA world cup tournament which South Africa recently held.
It is approximately 53m long (112 feet), and was blown as a call to action to go and watch the game before each match.
I hope that they leave it there as a reminder of a great month, and of course it finally puts the bridge to good use!
Newlands Stadium Lights
These are the lights at Newlands Cricket Stadium; there are a total of four sets of lights, which are used for the night games.
A HD photo of the helicopter that took me around my aerial trip of Cape Town. Highly recommended. The folks at Civair treated me like royalty. I highly recommend the trip of you get the opportunity.
I am not sure why, but this building freaks me out a little. It is an old factory in Port Elizabeth that has been converted into offices. However, it looks to me like the sort of place that a Stephen King movie might be set. I don’t think I would be entirely happy working there.