Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Cape Town Waterfront

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After visiting Stellenbosch in South Africa, we returned to lovely Cape Town.
Table Mountain as seen from the waterfront.

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Cape Town's waterfront is the perfect place for a leisurely stroll, something Harare's not really built for.

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The waterfront's clock tower, such an old world charm and a reminder of Cape Town's strong sea-faring history.
Its bottom floor holds an old tidal-gauge mechanism to check tide levels.  I really like clock towers---it had been awhile since I had seen one here.

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We tried to visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was in prison for decades but the weather was too choppy to take the ferry.
I'm always looking for an excuse to return to Cape Town---this may be it!

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Oh! Dakar! How I thought of you immediately, what a strong sense of Senegal being worlds away.

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I couldn't resist a few photos of Majeka House where we stayed in Stellenbosch--isn't the breakfast area just adorable? Love the blue.

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The view from the breakfast nook.

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Absolutely loved the ceiling in our room, a splash of fun color.

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The hotel was lined with cactus fences, I thought they were so ingenious.
(Side note: would completely recommend Majeka, it's small, beautiful, and just perfect tucked away in wine country.)

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One last shot of the waterfront!!  Then it's back to Zimbabwe....

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