De Waterkant Village
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- Shuttle bus service
- Airport Transportation
- Refrigerator in room
- Non-smoking hotel
- Multilingual staff
- Microwave in room
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... off to the Kirstenbosch National Botanic Garden.
These gardens are world renown and are set on almost 40 hectares having the initial plantings almost 100 years ago. The garden lies in the heart of the Cape Floristic Region, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004, making Kirstenbosch the first botanic garden in the world to be included within a natural World Heritage Site.
Bobby took us through ...
... than one million people living there. Khayelitsha is made up of old formal areas and new informal/formal areas. Whiles there are a lot of definitions to be found what informal settlement actually means " Temporary structures or dwellings that are built out of rudimentary Materials as a dominant feature" to me it means struggle, living in poverty, social problems, gangs, sleeping with seven people in one bed, no money to pay for your prepaid electricity, having to ...
... in the 'leafy suburb' as it's known, there are also a couple of big oak trees in the garden. Note to self - don't sit underneath due to falling acorns! So we have unpacked, been to the supermarket and stocked up on all the essentials such as beer, wine and gin and tonics. Oh and a bit of food! Booked the Wijn Huis tonight which previous visitors will remember although this is now more of a modern bistro than the original restaurant. Dinner was good! We went ...
... this was the site of Nelson Mandela's first speech as a free man on 11th February 1990, in front of 200,000 people. We could feel the energy of that day - a day that changed the world.
Following the City Tour, we ventured into a local food market called Eastern Food Bazaar.
Wow, the choice of foods was overwhelming, and prices were very reasonable. For a group that ...
... actually just a cafe. The story is that Ronnie opened the cafe and painted his sign on the wall. His friends thought more people would be drawn in if the shop sounded more exciting so they added the "Sex" at night. We stopped for mundane milkshakes and tea! Had a chat to Ronnie who is an ageing hippie with a long ponytail.