Cruisin’ the Fairest Cape
Cruisin’? “Oo-ee, oo-ee baby, oo-ee, oo-ee baby” (and repeated once more), “Won’t ya let me take you on a sea cruise?” Does this really simple chorus ring a bell? Unless you cut your teeth listening to teenage siblings’ pop and rock ‘n roll songs, you may not be familiar with Frankie Ford’s colossal 1959 hit record, Sea Cruise.
Sea Cruise actually begins: “Old Man Rhythm is in my shoes; it’s no use sittin’ and a-singin’ the blues. So be my guest; you got nothin’ to lose – won’t ya let me take you on a sea cruise?” Like all other eras, this was a moment in the history of youth culture, one which had a charm and appeal, with fond memories for many.
Returning to the word or subject “cruisin’” – it has various connotations in the 21st century, some of them unpleasant, since language, particularly in its spoken form, is constantly changing.
Painful or Pleasant
One might be cruisin’ for a bruisin’, in which case you may find the trouble for which you seem to be searching. This one is likely to have painful consequences. Taking a leisurely drive in your vehicle, going where the road and the mood takes you is another, far more pleasant and productive way to cruise.
Cruisin’ in the fairest Cape, where there are so many tourist attractions, places to go, and things to do and experience, is one of our favourites. Here are some of the attractions that you can visit while cruisin’ through Cape Town:
- The V&A Waterfront – picturesque, interesting, and loaded with more than 450 world-class retail outlets, restaurants and eateries galore, entertainment venues, the spectacular Two Oceans Aquarium, and a working harbour.
- Table Mountain – with or without its iconic table cloth of clouds.
- A host of historical, heritage, and cultural places, buildings and museums.
- The world-famous Cape Wine Route/s – far too many to visit at once.
- Indescribably beautiful, white, sandy beaches.
- Seafood, seafood, and seafood – freshly caught and delectably prepared in numerous ways.
- Virtually any and every type of sporting activity. Water sports are big in Cape Town and its surrounding areas.
- Robben Island.
- The Castle of Good Hope.
- Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.
- Art, theatre, comedy, and music festivals or live performances.
We’ve only mentioned a few Cape Town attractions that are well worth a cruise, but there’s one more cruisin’ activity that’s a “must” and has nothing to do with Old Man Rhythm – a luxurious sunset cruise along the fairest Cape’s coastline to Clifton, aboard the terrific Tigger 2 Royale.