Cape Town (continued)
Below, selling fruit and vegetables in the Township
Our Township tour took us to a
kindergarten where students
studied while their mom's learned
One thing I observed about
children in Cape Town wherever
we went was how well behaved
they were. The day we went to
Robben Island there were many
students on the boat and I feared
it would be like in the US. But they
were well behaved, exclaiming with
exuberance over the big swells on
Our tour of the Township cost $40
US each and was conducted by
Rainbow tours. There was just
Jackie, me and a man from
Switzerland. Highly recommended.
Below, mothers learning working skills.
Need to make a phone call, visit the
neighborhood call center.
Right, our accommodation in Hermanus. Luxurious homes
line the coast of South Africa and are quite a contrast to
the poverty of the townships.
The coast of South Africa rivals the most elegant coastal
areas of California in quality and expensive homes. One
thing it has that one does not find in California are
baboons. More than once I had to brake on the road for a
baboon crossing--one time a mother with a baby clinging
on her back.
We also visited three African Penguin colonies,
thus making us part of an elite group of people
who have seen all 17 species of penguin in our
travels to New Zealand, Australia, the Galapagos,
Chile, Argentina, the Falklands, South Georgia,
Antarctica, and the sub-Antarctic Islands of New
Zealand and Australia.
On this trip we also saw our first Rock Hyrox
Left, our personal guide
Gabriel standing in front of
a penguin colony. Gabriel
took us on a guide of the
Pictured below, Jackie and
me at the Cape of Good