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... it and you will find it here. We also checked out the stores on the way to see what they had to offer.
There are so many restaurants to choose from, Mexican food, Chinese food, Indian food, Pizza is very popular. Another hot place to eat is KFC, and McDonalds. We visited both.
I personally liked the pastas, and their pizzas, always hot and delicious.
We went ...
... for tourism it is actually a lovely part of the city, particularly on a sunny day, with lots of street performers and a pretty great indoor food market. This is also where the ferry leaves for Robben Island, the former prison where Nelson Mandela was held. Unfortunately I wasn't able to visit due to poor weather conditions on the day that I'd booked it. Typically every day leading up to it was beautifully sunny!! It's coming into winter here but to me ...
The wind turned southerly - uninterrupted from its Antarctic origins, rapidly cooling the Cape.
The wind funnelled upwards behind the Table Mountain creating billowing low hanging cloud covering its peaks to the lower slopes of Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. Our target visit for today.
The familiar scent of Rosemary hung in the morning air and accompanied our breakfast eggs as we waited for the sun to burn off the morning mist. ...
... hall. The brai unit on the veranda looks like the boiler for a 1920s apartment block. There's about 30 such buildings in the complex, and a reception/shop/restaurant unit that looks like a 5 star hotel. The place was built in 1989. I suspect it was a hugely subsidised last gasp of the apartheid regime, eager to show wealthy foreign potential investors what a great country South Africa was, when nearly all of the world's governments refused to have anything to do with the ...
... human beings could happen so recently. We also take the excursion out to Robben Island, even more significant with the recent passing of Nelson Mandela. The ferry trip takes around 45 minutes and reminds me why I don't like boats, the seemingly calm waters becoming much choppier once we're out of the harbour and I'm glad to get onto the island. The first part of the tour is by bus, quite well managed with everyone in groups and off to do a circuit of the island. It's ...