Lourens River Guesthouse
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From late arrival to early breakfast - perfect
Very nice room, great beds and ambiente.
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On Friday we went for a walking tour of Cape Town with Rico. It's the best guide I ever seen. He explained us soooo much about the history, it was really interesting!
Did you know that to separate the colored and the European people under the Apartheid, that they used a pencil? They actually put a pencil in the hair of the people. If it fell down the person was considered like European, but if it stayed on the hair the person was named colored. That’s ...
... or, Daddy to Aly). Luckily shortly thereafter the power came back on and we were able to let her get ready herself instead of following us everywhere. Brownie points for that one. We all walked into town and after perusing the menus of a few places we settled on Besol, a Portuguese restaurant restaurant in Camps Bay. Truthfully the meal had mixed reviews. But our waiters from the Congo and Zimbabwe were quite eager and funny and we were too tired and hungry ...
We took a leisurely drive to the Cape of Good Hope. The weather was sunny but windy. It was in fact idealic in the car. We drove down the coast road through little seaside places that were so cute and old worldly. Stopped for coffee in Simon's Town. We are yet again reminded that Melbourne in Aus is the best city in the world for coffee. On we went to the cape. Into the National Park at 110R per hear ($11) and here we were warned to look out ...
... main one being I felt it was just necessary to see it here. I thought it would resonate more seeing the movie in South Africa than seeing it back in Kamloops. Also, I knew that Mandela's health was deteriorating and that he was quite possibly into his final days. (Which obviously turned out to be true) I just needed to see it. It's a wonderful movie, but it's very hard to put 95 years into 2.5 hours. Critics are divided on the movie, but for me it was just fine. I learned things ...
... watching over Cape Point having a breather. Wow. What a view. Ain't life great!
Find the alternative path back. Along the cliff face. Wow. Path is quite dangerous at various points. Walk the wrong side of a rock and promptly hit a 1000ft drop. Retrace steps. Path is 3ft wide in places. Right next to a vertical drop. Next stop Cape Town if you fall. It's that vertical.
Celebratory cold Castle beer. Or two......
An amazing day.
An amazing trip.