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
V&A Ferris Wheel
The Sedov arrives in Cape Town for the first time in 77 years, and I just happened to be in the V&A Waterfront today to get some shots.
And here is some detail of the rigging, imagine having to untangle that lot.
Lois and I have been Lush fans for years, and often our travel plans usually include finding the local Lush shop (to be precise we have been to about 8 different shops in 6 countries). Since they opened a shop in the V&A Waterfront Cape Town, we no longer need to worry about our luggage being overweight on our return travels.
While Lush is mainly a shop for the girls, it is a sensory experience. Their products are such a refreshing change to the usual bland supermarket soaps. The shop in Cape Town has been open for about 4 months now, and it lives up to the usual “Lush experience”. The staff are friendly, knowledgable, passionate about the brand, and really to assist.
A couple of weeks ago, Lois and I were invited to the launch of their new Gorilla range of perfumes. In typical Lush style, it was a wacky evening. Some of the helpers were a hippy, a gorilla, a cook, death, and a faery, all running around demonstrating the scents. And while I am anything from a perfume expert, they have some unusual scents with interesting names, such as “The Sun”, “Euphoria” (my favourite), and the “Devil’s Nightcap”.
So if you have not been down to Lush, go and check it out. I promise you won’t be disappointed, it is quite an experience.
By the way, Lush are very strict about animal test, organic products, and they even have some vegetarian and vegan products as well.
Here are the rest of the pics.
The Coke Man
I think that everybody in Cape Town has taken a shot of the Coke Man, and here is my contribution. He was born during the 2010 Soccer world cup, and has been here ever since. His name is Elliot, and he is made from over 2500 coke creates. I can’t tell you much more about him, aside to mention that he seems to have a few brothers scanned around the world, but there is very little official online (at least that I can find).
The medals are that he is wearing are celebrating wins from the SA Olympic team., and you can visit him anytime at the V&A Waterfront (you can’t miss him).