LOVE TO WANDER
We bought a city bus hop on hop off 2 day pass - very good value and a great way to see all the sites. A sunset cruise and a trip round the harbour on a boat are both included. We'll save the sunset cruise until tomorrow.
The blue route goes to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, which are a must see World Heritage site. The area is famous for its fynbos and there were some stunning examples in these very well kept gardens.
Today's highlight - sipping a cup of rooiboos tea under the shade of a sun umbrella at the gardens, chatting to the friendly African staff. The jolly waitress with a feather headdress just couldn't believe I had never tasted rooiboos before!
Thought for the day - Nelson Mandel's mantra - "Rise Above" - above apartheid, struggle, bad news, loss - whatever has gone wrong, you can overcome it so long as you have the right mindset.
The atmosphere here is friendly and relaxed - "just now" means at some point in the future (unspecified!)
I don"t think two days is enough in Cape Town - I could spend a week here quite happily.
Glad I packed ... walking sandals and a sun hat.