Joanne & Daves round the world trip 2010 travel blog

Waterfront Harbour (table mountain in the background)

Picture taken on the way up to the top of Table mountain...

Chapmans Drive

Along Chapmans drive

Aquarium in Cape Town

Boulders Bay


This lookout is called "Josie lookout" weird hey!

Limestone quarry on Robben Island

Nelson Mandella cell

Robben Island

Robben Island Prision

Shanty Towns

Top of Table Mountain

Top of Table mt overlooking Cape town

Arrived in Cape town we stayed near the rich area of Cape Town called the Waterfront. We stayed in St John Lodge (a converted church). We stayed in Cape Town for three days in total. On the first day we were both tired from all the travelling so just got dinner and relaxed back at our accommodation. It's winter here so it gets dark around half six. The waterfront area is a mostly white area, so it was pretty safe.

On the second day we got a ticket for the red city sightseeing tour. This was an open top bus that took us around cape town. We drove through district six. District six used to be an area of the city that had a mix of cultures but during the apartheid this area was completely cleared and to this day it is till empty. During the trip we stopped at the bottom of Table Mountain. We got the cable car right up the the summit of the mountain (this was scary stuff!!! within the cable car was a revolving floor so everyone could see all around them). Once we reached the top the view was spectacular. Finally at the end of the day we went to the two oceans aquarium (that was excellent saw sharks etc.)

On our final day in Cape town we took a boat trip to Robben Island to see where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. We arrived on the Island to be greeted by ex political prisoners. They brought us around the island showing us the limestone quarry where the inmates hand chiseled the rock and the isolation's areas. The ex prisoners told us stories of what had happened to them (so interesting). Finally we were taken to Mandela cell. It was only 2half metres by 2metres. Later that day we collected our car from Avis (a red Hyundai,Atos, its a beast!!!!).

We decided to spend our finial day driving down to the Cape of good hope. We drove through Chapman's Peak (only spectacular) down to Cape Point (freezing) and up to Boulders Bay. Boulders bay has a population of 3000 penguins and back to Cape Town. Great day had by all.

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