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Registered: ‎09-29-2011

South Africa

 

It took us three flights (one of them 16 hours) to get from Jacksonville Florida on Saturday afternoon to Cape Town South Africa by late Sunday night.  After a good night sleep and visit to the hotel desk to arrange excursions we went sightseeing.  Fair weather and 70 degrees was perfect for a hop on hop off narrated bus ride around the city with stops at the Table Mountain Cableway (bringing us to the top for a spectacular view of the surrounding area); and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront later for dinner.  On Tuesday a guide drove us to Hermanus where we boarded a boat and went for two hours of whale watching to get up close with several of the Southern Rights that migrate here each year to breed.  Wednesday another guide took us on a full day tour of the peninsula making stops at Hout Bay to shop and watch seals, Boulder Beach to visit the African Penguin colony, Cape Point Light at the Cape of Good Hope (the southwest most point of the continent), through a preserve where we saw ostrich and baboons, and finally Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.  Thursday (the first day of spring in the Southern Hemisphere) around noon we were driven inland through wine country to the mountains for a buffet lunch and game viewing drive at Fairy Glen Big Five Safari.  On our final day we strolled downtown to see the Company Gardens (established for Dutch sailors in 1652) and shop Greenmarket Square for souvenirs.  Saturday afternoon we started our journey back across the equator and seven time zones to arrive home Sunday morning.  Cape Town is a friendly city, and except for flights and lodging, a remarkably inexpensive place to visit.

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Lithium Technologies
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Registered: ‎05-26-2016

Amazing Trip!

Hi @Joseph

 

This sounds like an absolute dream vacation! What a wonderful picture and thank you so much for sharing with us. 

 

Best regards,

 

Andrea Fiedler

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