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... to 2025 such as: new rail vehicles, new rail signal lights (similar to a traffic light for the rail so that they can make sure each rail is a couple minutes apart), new infrastructure at the rail stations, among other upgrades. I thought they gave us a very detailed presentation and allowed us to understand the infrastructure upgrades that are coming soon to South Africa. Through their presentation, I was very excited to see ...
Guess what time I was up this morning. Lady in the back with the blue hair? 7. That's right. How unusual. This time I was being collected by Binny Ridgway of Ridgway Ramblers. She was going to be guiding me on the hike up table mountain. We stopped to pick up another dude called Claudio (I think :/) then drove to the bottom of the mountain. We decided to take the slightly off the beaten track route that had an element of climbing to it. All in all the route took ...
... colony of African Penguins. The penguins are best viewed from Foxy Beach. Let me mention at least a few interesting facts about penguins:
- From just two breeding pairs in 1982, the penguin colony has grown to about 2 200 in recent years.
- The African Penguin is listed in the Red Data Book as an endangered species. Of the 1,5-million African Penguin population estimated in 1910, only some 10% remained at the end of the 20th ...
Arrived in Cape Town 7 September. Cape town day1 On the way to Lady Hamilton hotel you pass a settlement with rows of tin houses filled the thousands of people. I arrived tat the hotel early and my room was not ready. I decided to make my way up to table mountain as the sun was out. The taxi man was nice. Arrived at the top by cable car, you can walk if you want. Some of the ...
... how our first week went... pretty simple stuff.. only lasted about an hour and a half and then we headed to the Heart Transplant Museum!!
So in case you didn't know, 'cause I sure didn't before coming here, that the first heart transplant ever was done here in Cape Town at the Groote Schuur Hospital by Christiaan Barnhard in 1967. The museum is in the hospital the surgery was performed in and the different sections of the museum ...
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