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... for me to stay with him. I graciously appreciated his generosity, but reassured him that I had a dorm bed in a hostel and would be alright.
Later that evening, I joined Celia, one of the French hostellers and Oliver, to attend the Cape Town Electronic Music Festival. I figured any electronic music festival must be infinitely more enjoyable in the presence of two French nationals who surely know their electronic music. Again, this event in all of ...
... about anything other than the sheer terror of going back down. I have a fear of heights at the best of times and if my vertigo returned then I could only imagine that I would have had to have been helicoptered off. It didn't bear thinking about! After 15 minutes or so, we galvanised ourselves for the descent. It looked impossible. We resorted to going down either on our backsides or on our hands and knees facing the rock. Others seemed to be skipping down like ...
... National Park. Having a beer on the banks of the Olifants River above the wallowing hippos is definitely one of those memories that will last! We now find ourselves enjoying the surroundings of Cape Town, and in particular the wine region of Stellenbosch and Franschoek in stunning winter sunshine. It’s just about as tough as it sounds, and we’re being wonderfully looked after by Dave Hill, one of Amanda’s ex-colleagues from London. ...
... uncomfortable at times. You get the feeling that maybe it could all explode at some stage. Nelson Mandel's eventual passing could be that tipping point or it may not be but I would be guessing that the troubles there are not at an end by a long ways. All that said, when you head up to Chapman's Peak or drive along the coast into the city and watch the sun set over the Atlantic or do some talent spotting on one of Cape Town's many beaches, then you may just go "yeah I could live ...
... in Colorado seven years ago. It was great to catch up and we had some drinks out in a student area called Observatory where we were staying. It’s funny how so many years go by and friendships remain the same!
The next morning we headed into town to take a look around downtown. We visited the District Six museum. This museum was dedicated to an area named District Six which housed a lot of the black and coloured society of Cape Town back in the sixties. ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking