Public book exchange
Spotted on Palmer Road, Muizenberg. A free book exchange, just don’t take more than you leave. A lovely community initiative I think.
View from Signal Hill
If you visit the noon day gun and are feeling energetic; why not take a walk along the trail around signil hill (its a mountain path so don’t go alone). You will be presented with a remarkable view of Greenpoint and the harbour.
The noon gun
We have a tradition in Cape Town that a canon is fired from Signal Hill every single day at 12:00pm. This has been a tradition since the early 1800’s. Originally the gun was fired to signal the arrival of a ship, but now it’s just a tradition.
Running past the guns is now part of one of my new running routes, and its a really interesting place to visit. If you are there at noon you will witness the gun being fired, but you can also walk around and see the somewhat eclectic connection of old cannon on display.
The guns are also the oldest cannon in the world that are in regular use.
Just another run in Muizenberg
I have run on Boyes Drive so many times, and I have never got board on this route. Its just amazing!
A ride on the Cape Wheel
A trip to the V&A waterfront is not complete without a trip on the Cape Wheel. The ferris wheel was installed in 2010 as a temporary attraction for the 2010 football world cup. 19 years on and it’s still in use.
A trip takes about 40 minutes, and you have a fantastic view of the harbour, the city and the mountain. An excellent way to relax in the often busy V&A. More details are on their website