Travel Blogs from Hout Bay
... beautiful. There are so many different types of trees. I especially liked a huge rubber tree. It was along walk but we stopped and sat a number of times. When we got to the Iziko South African Museum it was closed so we asked an older woman (with no teeth) about it. We got an earful from a white traditionalist who probably liked apartheid. She said she would never go in that museum since it was a waste of her tax dollars! We couldn’t wait to get away from this crazy lady.
... we eventually found the spot. Wow Wow Wow.
Being a patriotic kiwi, I found myself having to concede that the vineyards here are better than kiwiland. The setting was absolutely stunning. Janine's casual reply was "if you think this is amazing wait till you see Stellenbosch. With that we ordered a meat and cheese board and of course drank a nice bottle of wine.
The drove home was pretty relaxed (think the wine ...
... pretty surreal. When we loaded back on the boat we stared at lil Jon until we got off and some guy finally asked for a picture confirming that it was really him.
Back at the waterfront we ate with Michelle one last time before saying our final goodbyes. It is hard to believe that after exactly 2 months of seeing her everyday this was the end in a mall food court. From here Christina and I grabbed a cab to table mountain. There was a big cloud over top but we were still able ...
We started from the bottom now we're here!! - our motto for today.
Today, we did something that if we had done a little more research, we probably wouldn't have done it. We thought hiking Table Mountain would involve a paved path, that just wound up the mountain at an steady incline… we were wrong. Hiking Table Mountain involved a small, rocky path that went at a not so steady incline but more of a huge rock after huge rock path that we pretty much had to crawl up. ...
... down Main Street with so much colour, vibrancy and dare I say poverty that made me kne I was in South Africa! We stopped a short time to say hello to my Auntie Bridget before finally arriving to our base and home during this my Aunt Beulah and Uncle Alwyn's home. They have welcomed me with such warmth and love today into their lovely home! All in all I have had a great day, a little jet lagged but certainly feeling blessed to be here having a ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking