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Travel Blogs from Hout Bay
This morning we toured Table Mountain National Park under clear skies. Beautiful, beautiful scenery, reminded me of driving in Cape Breton or in the Rockies. Saw ostriches and humpback whales at a distance.
Hiked up to the highest point along a narrow walking path. Had a picnic lunch and drove to Boulders to see the only colony of …
... the door to forage for food. We saw many baboons, but we did not have any problems, nor did we see anyone else have any problems, nor did we notice the baboons having any problems, but our waitress told us that some nights, just before closing, entire troops of baboons wait outside the front door of the restaurant looking to snatch doggy bags, which more aptly should be named baboon bags.
Our trip ...
... at the cafe. That was not luxury since my hands were freezing after having to walk the last 15 minutes of the climb in the clouds and then walking in the winds. So after the chocolate, we decided to go down using the cable cars, since especially Niko didn't put on a performance shirt and was really soaked from the hike. It was amazing how fast that thing went down; it spun all the way down and as long and as much effort as it took us to get up there, ...
... they chose
between right and left to send us on our way!
The FRRO building turned out to be a complete waste of time as
once seen we were told that tourist visas cannot and will not be extended under
any circumstances. We argued as best we could be finally had to leave
completely defeated. Realising that this visa oversight meant missing out on
both volunteering projects we had organised for India we left Churchgate
completely heart broken. Once back ...
... have an enjoyable life there.
We arrived in Jhb, and found our way to the domestic airport for our flight to Cape Town. South Africa and Zimbabwe are SO markedly different, it is quite amazing. I think the lads sighed a big sigh of relief to come back to more modern times (read civilisation!), and we went to get our hire car. When we tried to drop our car off at the Harare airport, the hire ...