NH The Lord Charles
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Day 18 - 20: Oudtshoorn - Somerset West - Cape Town
Monday august 15th. Dad turned 60 today! Surely doesnt look like it!! :-D
Well this morning we drove to Mosselbaai to go whale watching. Unfortunately by the time we got there the whales had moved out of the cove so we decided to walk around Mosselbaai instead. After lunch we drove …
... for 18years of his long sentence. The maximum security prison tour was led by an ex-prisoner. Many political prisoners were held here and did hard labour in a limestone quarry. The whole Island is now a museum to the injustices of the past. There is still a disparity between rich and poor here. Many blacks who were forcibly removed from Cape Town during apartheid are being resettled back in the city from the Cape Flats areas where tin shacks abound. We took at ...
Today started with a briefing from Lucky our tour guide. We were sitting listening to his stories of how the next few weeks would unfold. Suddenly it dawned on us that this guy was talking about camping a lot more than we had anticipated. Clare asked the question. "Lucky how much camping are we actually doing?" The answer "Every night bar three!" Certainly we were a bit shocked. We were on the wrong tour? No - we were on the right tour, just needed to read the ...
... was given its name by a Portuguese explorer in 1503: Antonio da Saldanha.)
The Dutch arrived in 1652 and slavery began shortly afterwards. The Afrikaan language began as a mixture of Dutch with the local languages of the slaves in an effort for all to be able to communicate with each other. At least that’s how the Die Afrikaanse Taalmonument in the city of Paarl explains it in their information ...
... the other table called Toby and Petros , definitely a suspect couple !! But very nice and Mother made them very aware that Richard 3rd should be buried at York and not in Leicester as has been decided! She produced a compelling argument and involved the Americans on the next table who are all looking forward to the next history lesson at dinner!! We have passed through some typically African desert scenery and are now in the vast expanse of The Karoo Semi desert which is ...