Four nights in Cape Town

A quick panorama from the top of table mountain.

A quick panorama from the top of table mountain.

The old limestone quarry at Robben Island.

The old limestone quarry at Robben Island.

Rusted barbed wires around Robben Island are just one of the reminders of its very sad past.

Rusted barbed wires around Robben Island are just one of the reminders of its very sad past.

A view of Table Mountain from Robben Island.

A view of Table Mountain from Robben Island.

A couple of hungry African penguin chicks beg their parents for food at Boulders beach.

A couple of hungry African penguin chicks beg their parents for food at Boulders beach.

A baby baboon, no more than a few days old, scampered around the side of the road, seen on our way into Franschhoek.

A baby baboon, no more than a few days old, scampered around the side of the road, seen on our way into Franschhoek.

An orange breasted sunbird on some flowers (which I didn't note the name of) at the Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town.

An orange breasted sunbird on some flowers (which I didn’t note the name of) at the Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town.

I am gratefully, happily, joyfully back in Southern Africa again, and spent the past few days in Cape Town. This time, I was lucky enough to get the cable car to the top of Table Mountain (the “tablecloth” covered it almost my entire stay last time, and high winds had the cable car closed). I took the journey to Robben Island, seeing where Nelson Mandela spent his imprisonment and heard a first-hand account about what life was like in the prison, and had a lovely day trip to Franschhoek, the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach (penguins!).

Honestly though, the absolute highlights of my time in Cape Town was having the opportunity to meet up with a friend I met my first trip over, and finally meeting my fabulous SA based travel agent in person.

I’ve brought along a tablet/PC hybrid to back up photos, and the editing capacity is a bit on the sluggish side, but I will do my best to get a few highlight photos posted when I can, because I can honestly say I would much rather be outside enjoying the beautiful scenery than spending too much time inside on the computer.

I’ve finally had a chance to sit down to post this one day two of my time in Namibia, depending on internet connections, I might get a chance to post some photos of the desert and animals in the next couple of days.

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