Camps Bay Retreat
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... driving –
some of you may not quite believe that I could cope! As we drove up the impressive drive of trees,
we could see the majestic mountains ahead billowing acrid smoke and a line of
bright orange fire progressing down the side.
This was the first encounter we had with the forest fires that hit the
news on the day we left from the UK.
These were quite extensive across the Cape Peninsula and as I write
(five days later) these ...
Guys left at 5 am this morning for shark dive experience. Gail, Karen and I headed to the Groote Schuur hospital where Christian Barnard and his team including his brother performed the first heart transplant in 1967. We then went back to hotel to meet up with Kerry as did some last minute shopping instead as they are heading home tomorrow. Had coffee and then changed into ...
... to be in no hurry to enjoy anything when you did not want. This is one difference between the tourist and the traveler. I have no obligation to go out and enjoy and enjoy every place. Just wanted to be quiet in my corner, enjoy the cold, the fireplace from the hostel, my socks and my mountains of longing. Until the sun came out, warmed my heart, I realized that the special people I met along the way, would always be a "close" and it's nice to have a great friend in every corner of ...
... of Robben Island, its premises and prisoners. Let me put down at least some basic facts about Robben Island:
- The island was proclaimed a World Heritage Site in 1999.
- As well as Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki, Mac Maharaj and Tokyo Sexwale were all imprisoned on the island.
- Prisoners have been housed here for centuries, but it was only in the 1960īs that a maximum security prison was built. The island was used as a leper colony from ...
Our shuttle arrived before 20.00 and off to the airport we went. There was a lot of traffic and the going was quite slow not that it mattered as we had plenty of time on our side. I was surprised that the grassy part near the sea was again filled with people and even today they were making their braais. I guess they do this whenever they can.
By now we were quite hungry so after we checked in our suitcases we went in search of some food. We found a place that ...