The One 8 Hotel
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... time for everyone else who had this wonderful idea as well. Traffic brought us to a standstill and we crawled through a couple very cute little seaside villages and we quickly realized that not only would we probably never find a place to park but we would probably not be able to enjoy the quiet, relaxing sea breeze lunch we had planned. So we decided to carry on in the long line of traffic back to Cape Town and we headed back to the waterfront instead.
... a 30 minute turn around time prior to return. Some headed into the town for a coffee in the blinding rain, whilst the smarter ones in the group used the shop at the station.
The trip back to the city was spectactular, with many whales surfacing 100 metres out from the railway line and under a beautiful rainbow. How good was this????
Whales beside the Whaleway, under the ...
... collection of plants, over 1,500 different species spread across hundreds of acres of land. This was supposed to be instead of our planned trip to the top of Table Mountain, the mountain overlooking Cape Town. The weather needs to co-operate or you can't get to the top of the mountain. As luck would have it, the mountain cleared while we were at the gardens so it was off to the base of the mountain. A quick gondola ride to the top. ...
... we made it, and climbed onto the tour bus waiting to take us around the island. Naturally, the windows were wide open. All tours of the prison are conducted by ex-political prisoners, a tradition that will naturally not last for very many more years. Our guide had been a prisoner for 7 years, between 1984 and 1991. He showed us the very cell he spent his sentence in, as well as Nelson Mandela's cell, which has been furnished as it was when the prison was in use.
As well ...
... at our spot. We saw 11 different great white sharks and up to four of them at the same time. From the boat you could see the sharks very well. They would breach and bite at the bait beside the boat very often. From the boat you could see the sharks even better than in the cage because the visibility under water was only at one meter, but when in the cage you could see them up close and sometimes they would even knock into the cage. This one shark got ...