A First Glimpse of Cape Town

Traveling from the airport we pass town ships, next to nicer areas. This is part of the city structure – really poor neighborhoods right next to better ones.

The Table Mountain towers over the city. Today the clouds are hanging low, covering the top. The sun is trying it’s best to break through. Temperature is about 16 C.
We are struck by everything being so green, especially coming from the desert plains in Namibia.
After checking in to out cosy guesthouse, located in an old light blue and white building in the Garden area with views of Table Mountain from our room, we took a walk through the Gardens itself. Quite a large park. Inside are several museums, a botanical garden, restaurant etc.
It is safe to walk around during the day, but we’re always cautious anyway. A lot has happened here since Jan and I were here 15 years ago. Quite a bit of construction, the town has grown, and I can’t quite recall there were so many homeless people.
We found a light lunch at a crêperie not far from where we’re staying. Superb coffee. Then we were ready for a nap, before continuing our explorations.
Dinner was enjoyed at a wonderful seafood restaurant in Waterfront. Alex said it was, maybe almost, the best meal on our whole trip. This is the meat guy talking about risotto with kingfisher. It was really very good!

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