Ivory Heights Guesthouse
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
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... our big, beautiful, amazing plant.
This is our story: Our 'Big Adventure'. After 25 years of living on one salary and investing the other, after working our entire lives and raising 2 amazing human beings, our goal has always been 2-fold 1) to help our children through college so they can make it on their own (1 3/4 'check!') and 2) retire early and see the world before our lives get grounded again with the ...
... was! We also considered experiencing the cable car to the top of Table mountain, but again, gale force winds are not conducive to safe cable car operation. We do have our fear threshold.
So we did the next best thing, we went to the Aquarium and saw the sharks there. We made sure we were there at feeding time, but it did seem much less dramatic than being the potential food ourselves.
When things don’t work out, ...
... it definitely didn't disappoint me. I went to a restaurant called Cafe Des Arts and had the most perfectly cooked pork belly of my life. Dessert was my first taste of a South African classic - Malva pudding. Cue my addiction. The best way I can describe it is quite like sticky toffee pudding but not toffee flavoured. It is always served with custard but the chef also served it with rasberries and really sweet cherry tomatoes. ...
... to extract myself from the conversation. Luckily, as we neared Cape Town harbour, the combination of sun and rain formed a rainbow over Table Mountain, so I rushed outside for the photo op and managed to lose them in the crowd.
South Africa musings
I grabbed a takeout sandwich at the Waterfront, headed back to the hostel for a quick shower, and checked out just in time to grab the shuttle to the airport.
And with that, my South Africa trip ...
... I drove through some of the poverty stricken areas which was quite astonishing actually. I got to the Cheetah Outreach and they were just about ready for me. The first thing they did was show me around and show me some of the other animals that they had there. They also have a dog breading program to raise heard protecting dogs to keep the farmers from setting traps which kill cheetahs. After that it was time for the encounters. The first ...