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... clicking my camera shutter as we rose and spun. (Back on solid ground, a day later, I was glad I did as a couple of the pictures are really worthwhile.)
Once at the top (and breathing normally again) the morning sun lights the horizon spanning panorama surrounding you and gives a literally "on top of the world" sensation.
Modest height fencing and low walling keeps you safe yet does not hinder the views down the mountain. Before ...
... USA). Of course, we didnīt forget to check out if there were any tickets available online. All the tours to Robben Island were booked till the 8th of January.
After breakfast (at about 9.00) we took a taxi from our hostel to V& A Waterfront and then we walked a bit until we reached Nelson Mandela Gateway which is a place where they sell tickets for Robben Island Ferry. At the counter we were told exactly what we didnīt want to hear: "No tickets before ...
... by one of their own who lives inside. Although it's been many years since the law was abolished and people can live wherever they like, the reality is they cannot change their life overnight or their living conditions or culture It will take many years of education, knowledge and money and even then there are problems along the way. We got dropped off outside a place where they were cutting up sheep's heads for food. You can tell that we have been travelling a while when you ...
... more on this incredible day we had, but I'm so exhausted and just don't have it in me.
Absolutely loving Africa, again.
Starting to confirm that this is my second favorite continent.
I really love the people who are so warm and welcoming, the dedication to their culture and heritage and the overall happiness they show with so little. I have no doubt this is going to be another incredibly life changing trip.
... on up there! Our guides pointed out to us all the expensive real estate along the beach – one of them told us how during the apartheid era, it was owned only by whites and they set a curfew for blacks - if they were seen out in that area after 8pm, they would be immediately arrested. There were also barriers on the beaches, separating blacks from whites and if blacks crossed the line, they would be arrested. Really strange to hear about this (and will definitely be hearing a lot ...
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9 De Villiers Drive, Durbanville | Hotelfrom $157
29 High (Hoog) St., Durbanville | Hotelfrom $83