Normally quite calm, the waves were reaching 20 feet in some places. During Apartheid, the city was divided into quarters - Blacks lived in one place, Malaysian folks in another, etc. It was the law.
|a penguin colony on the way to the Cape Peninsula|
|on the way to the Cape|
|This is actually the Cape of Good Hope|
One highlight of our visit to Cape Town was the opportunity to go to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. The tour guides there are former prisoners themselves, so you get a unique and personal sense of what it was like. Chilling!
|Nelson Mandela's cell|
The day before we left Cape Town, the weather was exquisite and we were finally able to go to the top of Table Mountain. The view of the city and its surroundings was spectacular. There are no roads up to the top, only a cable car.
VIEWS FROM THE TOP
|That's Robben Island in the distance|
|Another mountain the call Lion's Head|
We spent five glorious days in this lovely city and then boarded a flight for the safari portion of our adventure. Tune in tomorrow for a recap of that amazing experience.