City Lodge Hotel V&A Waterfront
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... and we made it to Cape Town. After so many nights of camping, often without electricity or running water, there was nothing I looked forward to more than a hot shower, clean clothes, and the much awaited BED! The whole thing feels like a dream; it was far too good to have been real. I had absolutely no idea how much beauty was condensed into such a small area of the world, and if you ever get the chance, you absolutely must visit. Africa is so often discounted as ...
... other. We eventually returned to the ship where we had to queue for a brief face to face immigration examination by South African officials. We had our passports returned to us for the last time. Erica and I both agree that of all the cities we have visited, Cape Town was the most beautiful and photogenic of them all, beating San Francisco and Sydney. I know that we were conservative in what we did and kept to the safe areas and that there is a lot of poverty and violent crime, ...
... to make homemade beer for any town celebration. The beer is made from "king corn" and called Mqombhoti (spelling?). They serve it in a huge jug and share it together. It was very interesting stuff.
We then had a quick lunch at the V&A Waterfront and then jumped on the ferry to Robben Island. It is a beautiful 30min ride to the island. Once on the island, buses took us around the island to see ...
... had the opportunity to stretch his legs.
After working in the Manenburg community for a few hours, we headed to the Manenburg Community Day celebration from 2-4 at the Manenburg Primary School. It was a rage fest! There were activities for the kids such as soccer, netball, dancing, candy floss, balloons, etc. When we first arrived we started dancing instantly! There were little kids running around, dancing and of course wanting to be held. We fit right in when we ...
... a wedding or honeymoon too!? One such establishment we attended for lunch. La Residence and Villas. We began our visit with lunch which in this instance was a chicken salad, decorated with olives, cherry tomatoes and an array of locally produced delights dressed with their secret dressing and complimented by my choice of sides, fries. Each available dish is discussed with the chef on duty prior to ordering, highlighting the dedication to quality that is evident not ...
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