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... we were able to get to the top. It was a bit cold - the thermometer at the top was showing 40 degrees.
We then proceeded on a city tour that included a noon stop on Signal Hill and a walk through Bo-Kaap, an area known for its brightly painted homes and cobble-stoned streets. It was formerly the Malay Quarter, made up of Muslims from Malaysia.
We signed up for an optional afternoon tour ...
... little creature called a 'rock hyrax', a sort of large squirrel without the tail. We saw three of them and they appeared quite tame. It was time to descend and we joined a queue for the cable car, took about twenty minutes this time, and then descended to the bottom. The whole experience was wonderful. We then took another city tour bus and stayed on board to complete the red circuit. It took us along the coast to Camps Bay, a beautiful resort, dominated by the Table ...
... surprise activities, we double checked with Reception on a pickup time when they casually mentioned "oh your bag has arrived" shocked, i said "what, really!!!!" Yes, the bag had arrived, we were expecting it tomorrow night, but it came a day early and fully intact. We were both so happy to have it returned and with nothing missing. Thank goodness it has finally made it after 7 long days in limbo. What a relief to not have to buy everything all over again for ...
... all the way back to the hotel after, which allowed us to see more of the city, and took another hour or so.
We ended the evening early but made it to Long Street for a beer and dinner. Long street is know as the main strip for night life, bars, clubs, etc. It was pretty dead since it was Sunday but still had a nice meal and cheap food/beer on a rooftop bar. I tried my first local beer
called Stellenbach Lager. Very ...
... each day. We all changed into our bathing suits and lay by the pool until our wine tasting. We got to sample 7 different wines. 2 white, 2 red, 1 rose, 1 sparkling wine and a vermouth. They were all very good, very sweet and very strong. After the wine, we went inside where dinner had been prepared for us. This is definitely not like any type of camping that I have ever done. After dinner we all played games, had some beers, and even had a mini dance party in the ...