Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Cape Town, SA 2016

Cape Town

We've been enjoying the sights of Cape Town. The highlight was going up to Table Mountain. But we also ventured through the city, Hout Bay, Camps and the Waterfront district. Unfortunately, the day we had reserved for Robben Island, the prison where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his life, trips to the island were totally booked.  

                                  The cable car ride up Table Mountain starts here.

                                   Looking at Lion's Head from atop Table Mountain.

By cable car, it only takes about ten minutes to reach the top. Others take one of the many circuitous and steep trails that takes about two hours to walk. Yet others choose to climb its sheer cliffs.

                                  Downtown area of Cape Town.

              Waterfront district of Cape Town.

                             Hout Bay (note the sea lion next to vessel looking for a handout).

          I'd love to take home one of these giraffes, but they're hard to stuff in a suitcase.

                                                       Lovely Camps Bay

              Hermanus - a place where whales congregate but not when we were there.

                          This was Linda's last day in SA before heading home.

The visit to Hermanus was very nice. We then headed to our next stop, Sommerset West and Stellenbosch - part of South Africa's wine country.

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