08.11.2008 - 09.11.2008
After our hellish flight (hehe) we checked into our hotel, which has a nice view of Table Mountain (albeit with a monstrosity of a hotel in the way)
.. and I made a mad dash for the liquor store before it closed, with 5 mins to spare – phew!
This morning we got a cab up to Table Mountain, then queued for nearly an hour to get a ticket. No hardship, it was sunny! – and everyone seems very chipper as their summer is late apparently. The cable car is funky – the floor rotates as you go up so everyone gets a bit of everything, view-wise.
Once we got to the top we could see the appeal. The views are stunning!
(The beach below)
(ahh, some pretty flowers)
(A little friend!)
(Mind your step)
We had a good stroll – not too far of course, and then got a cab down to the Riverside area, where we had some lunch and a few glasses of wine and the local “Castle” beer.
I’m liking the eating habits here. When we arrived last night we ordered a deliver – of meat! – Seriously – we had ribs that must have been from a mammoth, steak , chicken, onion rings, fries… not a vegetable in sight! YAY! My poos are back to normal! :-)
For lunch today K had a Crayfish and I had a mixed selection from the Braii (BBQ) – lovely jubbly. I’m definitely in tune with the South African way of eating. Meat and beer!
Starting our African expedition tomorrow…. (please God, just this time, keep the giant spiders away from me….)