I thought I’d start with what it meant to me in 2004 when South Africa was announced as the World Cup host for 2010. To begin with I thought ‘awesome, another great adventure to a country I haven’t been to’ but more importantly I realised that my dream (of 12 years at that stage) to go to Namibia would come true. Of course six years ago we had a holiday to Germany to plan so the planning stage for 2010 had to go on hold for awhile.
After 10 or so days in Namibia we ventured down to the fairest Cape of All – Cape Town! So begins another love story...
I really didn’t think Namibia (yes, all of it) could be topped, and I’m not saying that it has been, but Cape Town is right up there but in a different, big city kind of way. To start with CT is just beautiful – geographically, geologically, architecturally and then just add in the people. Every day impressed and improved on the previous one. I got to do everything on my personal agenda: -
- Cape Point – amazing to literally see two seas merging – and an ostrich on the beach!
- Simons Town – I saw a doco years ago on the penguins that live there and knew I wanted to see them, so cute!
- Table Mountain – you cannot over estimate the awesomeness of this mountain and the views, OMG the views!
- The Wine Lands – Stellenbosch was a wonder, I could wandered around for hours.
- The Shopping – not really on my agenda but a real surprise, if you have the money, you can buy it in Cape Town.
- Robben Island – I know Steve has covered this but it was amazing to hear the stories from an ex prisoner about life in prison, although trip was a little rushed – I would have liked a little more time to take it all in.