Cape Diem Lodge
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... wrong direction). Cape Town is cool. It's got some fancy shops and restaurants, and a really nice port area. Though, we noticed straight away (from seeing miles of slums surrounded by lovely, green fenced communities) that this is obviously a place of great contrasts. Also, we were approached by a 3 or 4 year old girl who begged us for money - which was obviously hard to take in.
We saw the World Cup stadium (see picture below), but it wasn't ...
... in 2007, but I don't think I really grasped how powerful waves can be because the water was pretty calm compared to this, which still wasn't that bad. We did a 1/2 day lesson through the Stoked School of Surf on Muizenberg beach which is surfer central. I never got to a point where I could stand, but I got on my knees pretty solidly at the end. At one point we were on the shore getting instruction on how to stand when this very loud siren went off across the beach ...
... we went down to the waterfront and wandered, met up with Chris & Tara and headed to the aquarium! The kids had a blast and learned about local sea life and tides
Had tapas but no more wine for today.
It was a great day of learning at the aquarium and wandering the mall.
Came back and relaxed for the rest of the evening. We are still dealing with jet lag and every time we are in the car Georgia falls ...
... Finally it was time for my second adventure which was The Jolly Roger Pirate sail.
The Jolly Roger sails daily with the setting sun for those looking for some adventure at sea.You will see magnificent views of Table Mountain combined with an exquisite African sunset make this a voyage to remember. The Cruise Duration is 1.5 Hours and prices are R200 for an adult and R100 for a child.
... Then we headed downtown. Dropped by the Castle of Good Hope, which is where the Dutch military was stationed for a long while. We watched some kind of ceremony of the changing of the guard which was sort of fun. A few people dressed up like Dutch soldiers paraded around and did some saluting and stuff that looked like the changing of the guard. Also, a small, tiny little canon was fired. It was just very funny to see a large guy firing this ...