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... before I saw the prison. Denise and I went together and we were lucky with the weather as it's an hour boat trip outside on deck so if it had been raining or cold I'm not sure it would have been quite the same!
It was a gorgeous day and we sat out on deck and on the way you could see the city and Table Mountain landscape while you could watch seals playing in the water right by the boat.
We arrived late (African time!) and hopped ...
... also grown at Kirstenbosch, including a near-complete collection of cycads. The Botanical Society Conservatory is a custom-built glasshouse to grow and display plants from the arid regions that cannot survive outdoors. There are over 7 000 species in cultivation at Kirstenbosch, including many rare and threatened species.
More than just a garden, it is part of a nature ...
I started my first real travel adventure 9 months after graduating from uni in South Africa. And by real I mean unplanned, unpaid for by parents, and unable to look back.
That was October 2011, precisely 2 years and 3 months ago. Since then I have visited 13 more countries, including a trans-Atlantic yacht ride to get to some of them. The people and places have been awe-inspiring and the ...
... stop at Table Mountain. The tour gave us a quick overview of the city and get our bearings. We decided to pass on the cable car ride since someone told us it was cold and windy at the top today.
After the tour we had a late lunch at the V & A after checking things out a bit. We went to at least 10 different restaurants ...
... lifestyle, fresh foods, and the ability to just do nothing and not have a plan anymore. Paddy and I were laughing because we had such grand plans and accomplished pretty much none of them except the Outsdhoorn activities. The beauty was we didn't care and just enjoyed hanging out and relaxing for a change. I was a bit bummed though for not trying shark diving. We arrived at the new hostel at dusk and it was on another farm with horses roaming about. It was set in the ...
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