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We left Stellenbosch to drive to Cape Town – the final stop for most of the group as there were only a few of us continuing on to the Garden Route. It was only an hour away for a change so we didn't leave until late and arrived around 11am. A group of us had decided to make the most of the afternoon and booked a tour to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was held in prison for many years. We piled in a couple of taxis to take us to the waterfront and then picked up a boat ...
... a political prisoner. The prison was officially shut down in 1996, and a few years later made into a museum. After Robben Island, we spent some more time at the V&A Waterfront. There are tons of restaurants, shops, and street performers there. We had a late lunch at Primi Wharfs. It was delicious, and a good way to end the trip. Our flight leaves at 11:30 pm. I can't wait to get home!
... that whites, coloreds and blacks all intermingled until the apartheid government movement where all but whites were forced to leave into informal housing or the shacks on the outskirts of Cape Town. The roads were renamed and houses were demolished. In a slight effort to compensate the government put people in to apartments which were more like cell blocks. In the district 6 museum there was a book where people that lived in those apartments ...
... briefly sat in on an induction session for some new pickers but as it wasn't in English there wasn't much point me staying too long! In the afternoon I met with Janine and Ronel who are the local and international marketers for the wine produced here. We went on a quick tour of the cellars and then did a tasting of about 10 wines, very nice!! In the evening I went back up to the viewpoint with a ...
... I would get to the trip in time. I took a taxi to the hotel, with Kirsten and Cate to help with bags. The group knew from the beginning I may be not arriving until 3rd, but I had let them know I may be even later due to all our 'issues'. So I was just glad I made it. I found out from the reception staff that the tour leader had been asking for me but they were still out for the day. Time for a swim 100 lengths (ok it was a ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking