Wine tours, penguins, Apartheid history, cliffs, sunsets

With four sunny winter days packed with the top-sights and activities under our belt, I think we can safely declare Cape Town as incredible.   After our first day Tuesday, Wednesday we visited Robben Island where Nelson Mendela was imprisoned for 18 years, along with hundreds of other political prisoners during the Apartheid.  We then walked around the Waterfront, had fresh fish and chips, then went to dinner with Cameron, Jon’s UVa friend who lives here, and his wife.   Yesterday we took an amazing wine tour in regions that seemed similar to Napa or Sonoma – except perhaps a bit more spectacular with the mountain backdrops and bottles of your favorites for $6 vs. $20+.  Today we rented a car (driving on the left-side a first!) and began the day with a hike (and literally climb in some parts) up Lion’s Head with spectacular views across from Table Mountain, hugging the ocean.   In the afternoon we headed out to the Cape Peninsula, driving over Chapman’s Peak to Boulders Beach and the penguins, then to the Cape of Good Hope.    We love South Africa!

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3 thoughts on “Wine tours, penguins, Apartheid history, cliffs, sunsets”

  1. Love it. You guys did it properly. I went to Robben Island the day after wine tasting. Bad call. I was so hungover and the ferry was the end of me.

    Sundowners on top of Table Mesa!

    Colby and Holly say hi.

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