The Last Word Constantia
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... sitting up on the top level of the boat in the best viewing spot waiting for a shark to come. The first group of Spaniards got into their wet suits but Chris advised we wait til we actually get a shark before doing so. Then after about 45 minutes SHARK! She was about 2 1/2 - 3 metres long and hit the bait hard! The cage went over the side and the first 5 divers climbed in. They had a snorkel mask and the crew would yell Down, Down, Down! when the shark was about to ...
... boat that took us out to Robben Island was the Susan Kruger the same boat that was used to transport the prisoners..... We paid close attention to the safety briefing as Grunta spotted a sign saying the fire equipment and pump was not up to standard and they had been given an extension to sort out the issues..... Once we reached the island the tour was conducted in two parts. Firstly a bus tour around ...
... where we got out, climbed on some rocks on the shoreline, and took some pictures. We jumped back on the bus and got dropped off at Cape Point; that's where we walked up a steep path, which lead us up to a historic lighthouse. It was a vigorous trek (Anthony, Samir, and Michael almost didn't make it up) and in hindsight perhaps ...
... a political prisoner, as did the current President of South Africa Jacob Zuma.
Robben Island is both a South African National Heritage Site as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
After disembarking the ferry we boarded a bus for a tour around the island. Our guide pointed out numerous sights and facts such as:
-The visitors centre where prisoners met with their visitors. For a visitor you had to ask permission 6 months in advance ...
Franshhoek today is a quaint little village filled with many eateries, boutique shops and wineries. Not being much for shopping and knowing that anything we buy we have to carry or ship, we skipped the shops. Now wine, that can be consumed so we spent our time "visiting" wineries. Having to select one out of so many vineyards, we chose Grand Provence - and was it grand! The grounds at Grand Provence house ...