18 July 2007

Cape Town - Fantasy or Reality?


Scheduling left me with a free weekend in Cape Town, and I could not have been “stuck” with time in a more incredible place. Erin and I decided to get up early and drive to Cape Point to watch the sunrise over the Cape of Good Hope, where the Indian and Atlantic Ocean’s collide in a giant upsurge of bubbles and water. Absolutely gorgeous.


We also saw WILD ostriches! How great is that?



After a drive through Chapman’s Peek we stopped at one of the many Camp’s beaches so I could dip my toes in the South African coastline.






From there it was too Table Mountain, where we rode the spinning Cable Car to the top to catch a glimpse of Cape Town from atop the world’s oldest mountain, which is completely flat, hence the name “Table.” When clouds cover it they say “Table Mountain is wearing its table cloth.” How cute is that?





Other cultural events included a traditional Afrikaner waltz dance event evening...


As well as a trip SKYDIVING over the Winelands set against the beautiful backdrop of Table Mountain and a coastline that runs as far as the eye can see. It was spectacular.




From here it’s a few days in Kruger Park then back to “Jozi” before moving onward to India. Huzzah!

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