After my tour of Namibia ended I flew to Cape Town in South Africa for 4 days. I hadn’t been there before and I’d heard from quite a few people that it’s a great place to visit. Here is a selection of photos.
The view from the top of Table Mountain.
Within the gardens is an area dedicated to sculptures.
On the way to the V&A Waterfront was a series of large boards displaying a project that explores white South African histories & privileges. They made very interesting reading indeed and we white people have a lot to answer for. Here are just four of them.
I really liked the waterfront area however.
The ‘tablecloth cloud’ frequently rolls over the top of table mountain in summer and it’s starting to do just that in the photo below.
A fabulous fish restaurant called The Codfather in Camps Bay had been recommended for dinner, and we got there early to explore the area a little. There’s a large marine lake for swimming and a few people were making use of it. (Local friends – the water was MUCH clearer than Clevedon marine lake!!)
Another bank of clouds were rolling over the mountains in Camps Bay.
There was a stunning sunset over the bay that evening.
Just watching the sun go down.
Boulder beach where the penguins reside was a must. Quite a few of the penguins were moulting and looked very untidy but they are very amusing birds. This one looks like it’s directing traffic.
Obeying the directions.
“Hmmm, are you SURE it’s just around the corner?”
A quick preen on the way…….
“Is it this way? We can’t hear you”……
Finally, the view from the apartment at night.
Table mountain is only just visible in this image, but there was a great view of it during the day.
I very much liked what I saw of Cape Town. There are a lot of really nice areas, but of course there’s also poverty and it was upsetting to see the local (black) people trying to sell biros and bits & pieces in the road whenever we stopped at traffic lights. As usual all over Africa, there’s a huge chasm between rich and poor but we were aware of our surroundings and never felt unsafe. We were however checking Google Maps at the side of the road one day and a security guard came running over from one of the buildings to advise us not to do that as we’d be a target for muggers. (That’s the same for many places in the world though. ) He very kindly escorted us to the cafe we were looking for and we really appreciated that. I don’t feel the need to go back, but glad I’ve been there now.