Category: South Africa, Malawi 2016

Table Mountain, Where Oceans Meet and Penguins 

May 11
After another fine breakfast, we eschewed the traditional stop at the Apple Store in favor of ascending Table Mountain by cable car on a beautiful, sunny day. The rest of Capetown had the same idea, so there was a very long line. Waiting, I wondered whether this was really worthwhile. It was. The views were spectacular, much more so than either Carol or I remembered of our visit 13 years ago, when we might not have had such glorious weather.

We continued riding with Rudi along the scenic peninsula road, and stopped at a former fishing village, where Carol did serious shopping damage, and Zoe was able to observe her bargaining technique.

We continued to Cape Point and the Cape Good Hope, the Southwesternmost point of Africa where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. There we had a quick lunch, then took the funicular up for a view of the meeting of the oceans.

Afterwards we visited the large and amusing colony of penguins at Boulder Beach.

Headed back to our hotel and said goodbye to Rudi, who was a fabulous guide–fun, knowledgable, a great conversationalist and attentive to our comfort and needs. We’ll miss him the next few days. We had just enough time to shower and grab a cab to the waterfront, where we met our safari friends at Harbourside House for an excellent, but very noisy dinner. 

A busy and quite lovely day. Zoe continues to be a great companion, both youthful and an old soul.  I think we both enjoy our verbal sparring.  Taxied back to the hotel to blog and sleep.

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