Highlands Country House
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... get to a particular coffee house called Truth HQ that I had discovered on the Internet (and described as the best coffee shop in the world!). This appeared on the map to be a short-(ish) walk across town so after sorting our directions on the phone in the free Wi-Fi off we trotted down the road. This was quite a hike across some of the less salubrious neighbourhoods of Cape Town and was rather quiet in places which added to ...
... out to Robben island, where Nelson Mandela was held for years. Was interesting to learn more about the history of the place from a former political prisoner who was our tour guide. Also had some seal, dolphin and penguin sightings during the one hour boat ride each way. Final day in town was a trip out to the cape, complete with some bike riding. The sights and beaches along the coast continue to be stunning, we also stopped for a quick trip to seal island, at a penguin colony ...
... on a guided tour by bus around the island. The island is 12 km away from Cape Town, and 12 km in circumference, so it's fairly sizable. The only people allowed to live there now are people employed by the Robben Island Museum. During the bus tour you see the limestone quarries as well, and there's a guide who tells you a lot about the history of the island, even before the political prison was built (it was originally a prison even back in the 1600s but ...
... to the customs, to have the circumcision done at a hospital. I am sure the boys will thank them later.
We went to a great dinner at a waterside restaurant with more seafood. The otter is in her glory.
It was within walking distance of the hotel. The waterfront area here in Cape Town is lovely.
Tomorrow begins with a 5am tranport to the airport for our flight to the ThornyBush private preserve. Let the Safari begin!
... like a nice area, but the workers at the hostel pretty much forbad us to go out of the locked gates of the hostel once it got dark. They said the hostel is located right at the border of the “town” and the “township.” Pretty much the town is where the wealthier white people live and the township is where the poorer black people live. These border areas are particularly vulnerable to crime. Besides that, the location was perfect. ...