Well, what an awesome adventure South Africa turned out to be! Cape Town is an amazing City, flanked by huge Mountains – it’s seriously hard to take a bad photo there.
This is the view from our apartment in Camp’s Bay – real hard to take at the end of each day out!
My two big bucket list items there were to trip up Table Mountain and visit Robben Island, the home of Nelson Mandela for 18 of his 27 years in incarceration. Both received the Big Tick. Table Mountain has spectacular views – depending on the day you choose to travel, and Robben Islandd has a fascinating history. Our guide was a political prisoner who ‘did time’ whilst Mandela was there, and the strories of their fights for freedom are fascinating.
On top of that, we also managed a day trip to Franschhoek for tripping on the Wine Tram, a half day safari at Buffelsfontein, afternoon tea and the Cecil Rhodes Memorial, a drive up Chapmans Peak for the view over Hout Bay, lunch at The Brass Bell in Kalk Bay and a serious amount of shopping on the V&A Waterfront. Gotta be happy with that! And we added a couple of days in Durban visiting friends. Truly a great trip.
And although the trip for my friend’s fertility adventure didn’t turn out as successfully as planned, there’s the option of another two trips for her, and fingers crossed for a future successful outcome!
The idea was even born for a new blog – documenting our search for the world’s greatest brulee – you can check out that journey on http://www.bruleeadventures.com.
My next international adventure is to Hong Kong, Macau and China in October – two places I’ve never been. A six day organised tour is planned in China of all the highlights, including Tianenmen Square, the Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors and Forbidden City before a conference in Shanghai.
So much to look forward to!!