I went to South Africa in September. It was quite an adventure. September in Africa is the spring season and is generally dry. Well, not for us-we were in the midst of a late winter storm that dumped a lot of rain in the Cape Town area. But intrepid travellers that we were-we adjusted !!
Pictured here is the iconic Table Mountain.
and this is a photograph from the top of Table Mountain.
Cape Town and the cape peninsula were so very beautiful in the rain that I have to wonder how much better it could have been. We did experience fog and visibility issues but there is not much one can do about these things and our group “rolled with the punches”. I was so very impressed with the cleanliness and the modern amenities that Cape Town offered. In my opinion, although apartheid was discontinued just 20 years ago, racial compatability has advanced far beyond what we experience in the US.
For this blog post, I will concentrate on Cape Town and environs and in later posts will introduce you to other parts of this amazing country and continent.
A highlight was going to the Cape of Good Hope and seeing the southernmost tip of Africa and knowing this is where Magellan and other explorers rounded the cape in their adventures and also where many ships were lost at sea.
I was taken with the botanical specimens and also, of course, the wildlife that we saw.
I hope you enjoy these pictures and I will post more soon about “the rest of the story”.