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CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

DAY 1


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After sailing for 8 days from Buenos Aires we have arrived in Cape Town. This map shows the updated itinerary for segment 3 of the World Cruise.

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Cape Town viewed from our ship, with Devil’s Peak, Table Mountain, Signal Hill and Lion’s Head towering above.

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On the afternoon of our arrival we took a bus to Stellenbosch, the oldest South African settlement with its lovely Dutch Cape buildings..

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No live cheetahs in town, but the South African artist Dylan Lewis has many of his sculptures currently being displayed around town.

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Spinning and weaving silk into beautiful creations – all out of our price range!

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The Stellenbosch area is home to many vineyards (and tasty South African wines), many with buildings dating back to the early Dutch settlers.

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A different kind of settlement today – Apartheid is over, but South Africa has a long way to go. Thousands upon thousands in the black population live in places such as this.

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We are docked for two nights and three days in Cape Town –here the sun sets behind Lion’s Head as viewed from our ship.

Posted by Swenigale 06:18

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