Trains, boats, and harbours
The train crawling out of Kalk Bay station in the background departs from Cape Town station, passes though Cape Town's southern suburbs, and then takes a sharp right turn at the cost to wind it's way along the beaches of False Bay towards Simon's Town. Even though the train's interior isn't in a great condition, and it's not a "first-class" ride, the views and experience certainly are first-class. And yes, it's pretty safe - as long as you keep to daylight hours.

Tourists and locals alike can buy cheap day-traveler hop-on-hop-off tickets at Cape Town station. Besides for sticking to daylight hours, the only advice I'd give is to head out early and to try and pick a sunny, windless day.

Doesn't that sound like fun?

6 thoughts on “Train-spotting

  1. Kathy

    Lovely shot that brings back holiday memories. Interesting shops to browse in there and lunch at the Brass Bell… wish I was there now. Love from the damp UK.

  2. Paul

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    Well Kathy, I’m not sure if this makes you feel any better, but it’s been pretty wet here today!

    Wen you’re back again some time you should visit Cape to Cuba, a restaurant close to the Brass Bell. It’s really great.

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