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... could drop off our luggage tomorrow morning.
But first we made an unexpected stop.
Mount Nelson Hotel
Bobby turned off the road into a driveway where I could see a large entrance way with Mount Nelson Hotel. This is THE place to stay in Cape Town – ie, if you have plenty of money !!
Once past the security gate where Bobby had to give some details to the guard and ...
... pretty similar, but the last one also had a cheese tasting! I was so taken with one of the cheeses that I bought it… for the American equivalent of $2. 10 Rands = 1 US dollar, so things over here tend to be pretty cheap, especially if you know how to barter. Obviously, I happily took my cheese, recovered from several wine tastings and headed home.And here I sit, putting off a paper on the Music of South Africa to update the blog (finally). For any faithful readers (the few, ...
... We got up for a late breakfast, took a walk on the 9 acres that our hotel sits on and said goodbye to our friend and colleague. We were picked up again by our South African friend and headed to the Stellenbosch wine country. What is most amazing to me is that my friend, his wife and two kids were with us again. First they invite us over to their house on Friday, take us everywhere on Saturday and they are ...
And that is the end of my African adventure - been away about 10/11 weeks and the time has absolutely flown by. It now seems so long ago since I was retching at the roof of Africa in Kili. Have seen some fantastic stuff but the animls stand out - Gorilla's, Shark's and Lion's in particular. Namibia was the country of choice and no competition for Cape Town as the must see city. You could certainly do the trip or the best parts of it in a campervan if the ...
... of how fast paced and mental everything is here we have had to
set small challenges for ourselves each day just to get by. Challenge number
one was to call the guest house we had pre-booked into. Easy….now all I need is
a pay phone! I asked around and was pointed in one direction by every person I
asked but I could not see the pay phone they were referring to. The last guy I
asked noted my confusion and walked me over to a man sitting at a wooden