South Africa 2018

On Wednesday we took a boat trip across the bay to Robben Island.

We were met at the dock and initially enjoyed a bus trip around the Island through the prison officers’ living quarters and various prison secure areas.

The final part of the trip was on foot through the high security prison block. Our tour guide, for this part of the tour, was an ex political prisoner. He was very interesting.

And finally, Mr Mandela’s cell.


South Africa 2018

Another great trip today. First stop, Seal Island

Then onto Cape of Good Hope, which is the furthest South West Point of SA.

Finally, after a nice lunch in Simon’s Town (don’t know who Simon is) we stopped at Boulders Bay to see these little creatures.

They are not shy and don’t care who is watching, as you will see from this next photo.

South Africa 2018

On arriving in Cape Town it was a quick pit stop at our hotel before heading off for Table Mountain and a ride on the cable car.

The weather at the top was perfect for some great views of Cape Town and the surrounding coastline.

including Robben Island

We saw the famous Dassie, which is the closest living relative to the African elephant, despite the enormous difference in size.

And then finally, back down in the cable car again.