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... or maybe it was the hot sun today. Anyway, back at the hostel, I had a Quentin Tarantino movie marathon with my two German dormmates and an Australian guy who is going from South Africa to Germany by motorbike. Yes, really. I love the interesting people you meet when you travel.
First impressions of Cape Town? The landscape is beautiful, and the city has tons to see and do. The people are incredibly nice and friendly. I can't wait to see more!
We've landed in Cape Town and after going through customs and meeting our SHAWCO private driver we have arrived!! The house is amazing considering what we were expecting. The beds arent hard as a rock and there is warm water in the showers, enough to make this girl happy. I will post pictures of the house when we leave and have it less messy. We were all unpacked and settled until Dr. Brew found a spider on the wall the size of my hand.. you all know how I feel about spiders. ...
... they had over 30 people drumming in rhythm and it was really good fun. Then we were lead to our table where we were served a tasting menu with dishes brought from different parts of Africa (Zimbabwe, Morocco, Namibia, Tanzania and South Africa to name a few). This was interleaved with entertainment including drumming and traditional dancing. A wonderful night with a real taste of Africa in so many ways and all of that for just over 25 pounds sterling a head. ...
... We turn right, where signs indicate Table Mountain and the cable car that takes you to the top.
Soon after we begin our easy climb up to the cable car station, we pass a copse of trees where taxi cabs and their drivers are hanging out in the shade. The cabbies are all black. After a couple of hairpin turns, we find the entire left side of the road lined with parked cars. An attendant waves us into an available space, but we tell him we’re going to continue up. ...