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A bit expensive but very good service
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Calgary to Amsterdam 9 hrs Amsterdam to cape town 11 hrs Arriving at Cape Town at 10 pm we shared a shuttle to the V&A (Victoria and Alfred) waterfront. Cape Town was originally a Dutch colony but was captured by the British in the 1800's
We woke up to fog again today, and when we went out walking this morning , it really felt like Fall. The leaves are starting to turn, and the pool has quite a few fallen leaves in each morning. Today we we're getting rested up and organized for our trip home. After spending some time relaxing around the pool, we walked to the Waterfront checking …
35 hours and 4 flights after leaving Wellington 9 arrive in Cape Town - weary but excited to be here!
Flight from Perth to J'berg was much like any long haul flight - long and boring - with only a few hours sleep each - but we survived and were very pleased to get off in J'berg and head through for the final leg of our journey to Cape Town …
... and then 15 minutes of singing protest songs and dancing. All designed by the prisoners to maintain morale and commitment, and provide a release for stress. This regime was adhered to no matter what punishment was inflicted by guards.
Saw Mandela's cell, but what I thought was more moving were other solitary cells with accounts, written by prisoners, who had been there for years.
Wanted to ask our guide how ...
... and we hunkered down as best we could on the truck. We were able to see 7 or 8 different types of animals, which was pretty cool. We even got to see the pride of lions. I dropped a tissue out of the truck in front of the lions, but dared not get out and pick it up. Sorry Nature! The most interesting part was when we came up to the elephants, who were right at the roadside. The driver and guide were extremely hesitant to drive close. ...