The Table Bay Hotel
Travel Blogs from Cape Town
Tuesday 5th November 2013 Woke up starving and made the most of Betty's breakfast. I told her that we were going to Franschhoek and she rattled off a detailed list of all the wine farms and estates that we should visit en-route. I didn't like to tell her that it would only be a flying visit because we wanted to get our money's worth out of the …
After a very long flight from Rome via Dubai we arrived in Cape Town. The first thing we notice is the change in weather. It's freezing!!! Unlike other arrivals we had a driver waiting for us this time. It was so nice not to have to strap on the back pack and trapse across town to our accommodation.
We are staying at the Table Bay Hotel …
Our tour started on Monday and began with with a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain where we could take in views of the city and the Atlantic Ocean. The cable car has carried 20 million people to the top since opening in 1929. It travels at a speed of 10m/sec and there is a rotating floor inside the cable car that rotates 360 degrees on …
On Wednesday we had our second day of class. The morning was a couple of presentations on the economy in South Africa by two smart guys from the University of Cape Town. In the afternoon, we met up with a few guides who are from Langa township. Township is what they call the ghettos here where blacks were forced to live during apartheid and were …
On Friday we had class in the morning with a presentation from an analyst from RMB Morgan Stanley on the stocks of the various retail companies and then a talk by the CEO of MassMart, a medium-sized retailer here that was just bought by Walmart. He was a very interesting and opinionated guy. He had a lot of interesting things to say about the …
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services