Heading to Cape Town

Rise and shine at 4:45am again. Looking forward to tomorrow when we can sleep in until 7am!

We landed early morning and had a full day ahead of us!

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This is the first thing you see on your way into Cape Town; some townships. Many don’t have running water, but many have satellite dishes.

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Driving to our guesthouse – this was the view:


We went to the guest house and dropped our bags, and then headed off to the Cape Town Soccer Stadium. There we had a short tour (they didn’t offer the regular tours today as they were taking down the stage from a concert the night before). The boys were happy with it.

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We made our way to the V&A waterfront and rode the Ferris wheel to get the views – very beautiful!

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We wandered around and watched some seals, watched the swing gate open and saw some of the landmarks there (Noble Square, Clock tower).

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I thought this was pretty funny:


We took the 3pm tour to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years . It was a great tour, and very humbling to have the tour led by an ex political prisoner. We all learned a lot.

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The views of Cape Town from Robben Island were quite pretty:

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This was a typical view – everyone taking pictures (on their camera or phones….)^^^

It got super cold on our way back on the ferry, so we decided to grab dinner right at the waterfront. We were worried it was a total tourist trap, but wanted to warm up! We found a great little pizza and pasta place (we were all craving pasta!) and had a really nice dinner before making our way back to our guest house.

We got everyone ready, and then Rob found a spider. Rob is not good with spiders and this was a biggie. I’m usually ok with them – but it was big for me and I was tired! So, Rob told Zach he’d pay him $10 to get rid of the spider. Zach managed to get the giant spider covered with a glass. Gabe filmed the whole thing and it is totally hilarious! We are such chickens!!

Tomorrow we head out on a tour with a private guide – looking forward to it!



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