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Trip Start Dec 16, 2005
Trip End Jun 12, 2006

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Friday, May 12, 2006

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Wandered through the harbour, up Long St. and Kloot St. on the way to the cable car up Table Mountain. Managed to get a bit lost in a maze of houses and ended up bushwhacking the final path across some desolate land that had been ravaged by forest fire.

The cable car was packed and when it started to revolve some poor old dears got very confused and started falling into everyone. It was mayhem!

The views in every direction from the top were magnificent, although the place was a zoo! I especially liked the view down the 12 apostles and down to Camp's Bay.

The good news was 10 minutes walk from all the sandal clad tourists and concrete walkways and there wasn't another sole. I walked all the way over to the other side of the mountain and didn't see one other person the whole way across. From here there were some nice views down to the eastern suburbs, the huge False Bay and the mountain around Stellenbosch.

After heading all the way back into town for some lunch, I turned around and headed up the 2,300ft Lion's Head, another peak overlooking the city, Camp's Bay and view of Table Mountain. Again truly fantastic views.

I was going to stay up here for sunset and also to watch the full moon rise, but the clouds ended up coming in. By 5pm I decided to head back to the hostel. I was thoroughly knackered and dehydrated by the time I got there and the two Windhoek beers I quickly sank were truly blissful.

I joined Byron and Jacki for an all you can eat sushi that evening. Not particularly good, a bit lacking on variety really. I was in bed early for my early start the next morning and the shark cage dive!

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