Saturday, 18 May 2019

Table Mountain, Afrogem and Cape Town

Friday we are doing a tour of Afrogem and Table Mountain, then down to the V& A, waterfront shops.
Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s coast. Population is 3.67 million. CT is the oldest city in SA, colloquially named the Mother City.
In 2015, CT entered a drought that lasted into 2018. The city was projected to run out of water, but a combination of rainfall and savings by residents averted this scenario.
In the hotels guests are asked to have 2 min showers. Our hotel, Winchester Mansions is a beautifully restored 1900’s architecture. The hotel provides a free shuttle service to the waterfront and is close to the main shops.

Painting of Winchester Mansions


Gotta love the fabric.

Table Mountain in the background from Winchester Mansions. 

Abseiling appears to be a popular activity along the beach front.


Winchester  Mansions.



Lions Head.


A Dassie on the rocks from Table Mountain (badger).



Cable car to to table Mountain..


View from Table Mountain 



One of the 7 natural wonders of the world



Great views




Stunning views



Cable car ride.


Entry



Quite high up, 1,670mtrs



Stunning views


On top of Table Mountain.




The Cafe 


A Dassie.





The Waterfront entry to shops



After  our tour

 of Table Mountain, we went to the Waterfront shops to have a look around and something to eat.

Yes this lion is made out of beads


Rhino art


Statues 



Some great billboard signs



Art rhino



More great billboard signs



More rhino art





Picture opportunity 



Great waterfront.



Metal art sculptures 

This is our last dinner in Cape Town, we leave to fly home tomorrow and will spend a few days in Perth, visiting friends..


Mediterranean cutlets and some white sangria..

Time to say goodbye to the African sunsets, it has been a pleasure and we will be returning.





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