One of the newest attractions in Cape Town is the 40 meter high Wheel of Excellence at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. The big wheel has 30 fully-enclosed cabins and the 15 minute ride literally gives one a bird eye view of the Waterfront and surrounding Mother City. When the Kidz heard that we were going on a big wheel there was a lot of apprehension, specially from Drama Princess who is always a bit weary of the unknown, but once we were inside and going around they absolutely loved the ride.
Going around you don’t really know where to look. The view is breathtaking with beautiful vistas of the attractions around the Waterfront, the city beyond and Table Mountain in the background. The other way you can see Table Bay, Robben Island and the beaches along the Bay with the sprawling city all around and the mountains in the distance. All in all its a WOW! experience and anybody can do it, even granny in her wheelchair; as two of the gondolas are wheelchair friendly.
The wheel has definatively changed the skyline of the Waterfront area and added an attraction which should not be missed by anybody wanting to see more of Cape Town.
Our ride on the Wheel of Excellence was courtesy of the V&A Waterfront.