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So our last day dawned and after final packing we are off to the Spier Vineyard where there is a Cheetah and Raptor Project.
We were taken first to visit the Raptors, Eagle Encounters is a bird of prey rehabilitation, education,
conservation and eco-tourism centre which relies on the income generated by
This morning we head off on our optional tour to the local Township of Langa.
Everyone had a worry that going into the township would be seen a s voyeurism, we were reassured that we were welcomed and the people who lived there both wanted more people to know how they lived and also welcomed the monies generated from tourism.
Today was our included tour to the Winelands area. However our first stop was at Drakenstein prison from which Nelson Mandela was released in 1990. There is an excellent statue outside of him on his 'Long Walk to Freedom" ; also a notice on the prison gates that "Entry is at own risk" . I am sure the prisoners appreciate this!
Next stop …
Today we set off altogether on a large coach for the first time for our drive to Cape Point. We went first to Table Mountain as it was a gloriously clear day, but there were high winds so the cable car was not operating.
So off we set through Cape Town driving along the Atlantic seaboard road past Hout Bay and Chapman's Peak to Fish Hoek …
We set off from the lodge to drive back to Kazungula to take the small speedboats back across the Zambezi.
The line of lorries waiting to cross seemed to have grown even longer and we were told that the drivers sometimes have to wait nearly a week to cross. Fortunately we were in prebooked boats so we got across quite quickly, to be met …