Sunday, December 28, 2008
Cape Town South Africa
Finally we arrive in Cape Town, after 17 hours of flight time, 2 stops one in Dakar to refuel airplane and one in Jo-burg as the port of entry into South Africa, and do the customs routine. The final leg was a two an a half hour flight, we arrive at our final destination Cape Town. I would like to say more, but the bus took us to the hotel were we just crashed, lucky for us we had a wake-up call or we would have missed the next days tour.
Our first excursion this day is to "Table Mountain" a flat top mountain over 3000' above sea level, providing a magnificent back drop to the city of Cape Town. We were in luck this day it turned out to be a very clear and warm day, as we found out many a day the top of the mountain is obscured with clouds or very cool and windy. We finished our tour by stopping at "Victoria and Alfred Waterfront" a combination mall, working harbor and tourist trap. Once in the mall we exchanged some money sat down for a much needed lunch and just people watched. This began our quest for the elusive Elephant Ear