De Waterkant Cottages
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... in my opinion. Bit of a weird and boring design - maybe it's better inside. So, we are now planning what to do in our next 2 full days here. There are so many options. It's looking like a trip to the top of Table Mountain tomorrow morning, though, with the aim of going on a mini bar crawl/exploration tonight with our dorm buddies (if there are any..... we seem to have the place to ourselves at the moment).
I will try and check in again tomorrow!
... in the water booked it on shore. Our instructor explained there were people up on the mountain that look out for great white sharks and they had just spotted one (another instructor swore it was a whale, the world will never know...). So that was definitely a little scary! But 20 minutes later they gave the all clear that it had moved out of the area and we got back in, though some girls that were in our lesson decided they were done.
After we went back to ...
... organised a taxi for us and we soon found ourselves boarding the cable car for the summit. This was rather unusual in that it revolved slowly as it climbed and so everyone had a chance to see the best of the views. It was a gorgeous day with not a cloud in the sky and the views from the top were wonderful. The breeze was quite chilly though. There was a network of paths criss-crossing the mountain and we spent a most enjoyable hour or so ...
... some traditional South African food, so I ordered a dish called Bobotie, it's like the British shepherd's pie, but the minced meat is curried - and the
topping is frothy custard instead of mashed potatoes. It has a Cape Malay
heritage. I was quite surprised how tasty it was and that the curried mince was seasoned with lemon which is quite frequently used in South Africa.
... saying it was lovely. And I floated in a salt pool, like you can float in the salt water at the Dead Sea. It was amazing. Just such a completely cool feeling. It was hard to actually be in any other position than floating because the water keeps wanting to buoy you up.
Took a cab home, which wasn't too expensive, and then have just been hanging out. Bedtime soon though. Getting more accustomed to the fact that I'M IN AFRICA.