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Stunning Cape Town!

Arrived in Johannesburg at 5am after an 11 hour flight from Perth ( 2pm Brisbane time) Flew on South African Airlines & none of us got much sleep. Had brekkie in the lounge waiting for our flight to Cape Town & ate my first rusk! Have heard my South African friends talking about making these things but never had one before. First bite I thought was a bit boring & hard but definitley grows on you & even better dunked in a cuppa!!!

We ended up eating 3 breakfasts in a row - plane /airport lounge/plane - definitely too much food!!! Flying out o J'Burg it was very dry & reminded us of Denver. As we got close to Cape Town the scenery changed & became green & fertile valleys & jagged sheer mountains. Cape Town is stunning with beautiful Table mountain as a backdrop.

Driving from the airport we passed shanty towns where people live in small shacks of corrugated iron. Really surprised me the level of poverty in such a big affluent city.

We are staying on the waterfront in a beautiful hotel that has the nicest sheets & doonas. We were absolutely exhausted after 30 hours of travel & can't wait to have a nap. While we waited for our room to be ready we walked around the waterfront area that has lovely old european style buildings & seals on the jetties.

Brad crashed & had a sleep & I planned to catch the boat to Robbin Island to visit the prison but the 2pm boat was already full. Instead I walked around the waterfront area for an hour before needing to go back to the room for a sleep myself. Weather is warm but cool & crisp when the sun goes down... perfect really!!

We met Mark & Leigh to go out for dinner & went to the BEST sushi place called Willoughby & Co. Food was best Japanese I had ever had & not expensive at $25 a head.

Bed & being horizontal is now calling!!!

European style building

European style building


Clock Tower

Clock Tower


Brad excited that he was off to bed

Brad excited that he was off to bed


Waterfront

Waterfront


Waterfront views

Waterfront views


Table  Mountain

Table Mountain


California look alike

California look alike


Every city has a ferris wheel

Every city has a ferris wheel


Tranquil waterfront

Tranquil waterfront


Big boats

Big boats


Made of coke crates

Made of coke crates


Brad relaxing

Brad relaxing


Our South African adventure!!!

Our South African adventure!!!

Posted by hillbillyramsey 17:00 Archived in South Africa

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