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The journey begins - international first class on United to London.
The interior of the Virgin Clubhouse at Heathrow. It was a great place to kill a couple of hours while we waited to board our flight to Cape Town.
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Boarding our Virgin Atlantic flight from London Heathrow to Cape Town.
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V&A Waterfront at Night
First night in Africa - the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town.
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People dancing to a band in the V&A Waterfront during our first night in Cape Town.
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The V&A Waterfront with Lion's Head and Table Mountain in the background.
Nobel Peace Prize Monument, V&A Waterfront
Morning at the V&A Waterfront. This sculpture commerates the four Nobel Peace Prize winners from South Africa - Albert Lithuli (1960), Desmond Tutu (1984), FW de Klerk (1993), and Nelson Mandela (1993).
The Nobel Peace Prize sculpture in the V&A Waterfront.
Coca Cola Crate Sculpture, V&A Waterfront
Elliot, the Coca Cola crate sculpture in the V&A Waterfront, with Table Mountain in the background.
Downtown Cape Town
On the bus tour through downtown Cape Town.
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Art deco skyscraper in Cape Town.
Skyscraper in Cape Town.
The peak of Lion's Head in Cape Town.
View of Cape Town and Table Bay from the base of the Table Mountain cableway.
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Signal Hill, viewed from the base of the Table Mountain cableway.
Sign at the base of the Table Mountain cableway. We chose not to venture off the path here.
Riding up the mountain on the cableway.
The top of Table Mountain. This is where the cables that support the cableway are anchored.
Lion's Head, Signal Hill, Robben Island, Table Bay, and the city of Cape Town, as seen from the top of Table Mountain.
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Looking across Table Mountain away from Cape Town, to False Bay.
Gorge on Table Mountain, with climbers coming up the trail from the mountain's base.
Top of Table Mountain.
The steepest part of the trail we hiked, leading up out of the gorge.
The Cape of Good Hope, with Cape Point in the far distance.
Camp's Bay, a suburb of Cape Town.
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Beach in Camp's Bay.
Camp's Bay has very detailed signs about cleaning up after dogs on the beach.
Lion's Head, seen from the beach in Camp's Bay.
Table Mountain, seen from the beach in Camp's Bay.
The 12 Apostles, seen from the beach in Camp's Bay.
View down the coast from Camp's Bay toward the Cape of Good Hope.
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The Table Mountain cableway descending the mountain is visible from Camp's Bay.
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Paragliders from Lion's Head landing on the beach in Camp's Bay.
Western Cape Coastline
Heading down the Cape of Good Hope, we encountered these cape fur seals on rocks about 100m off shore at Cosy Bay.
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Looking out into the Atlantic at Cosy Bay.
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View back toward the Cape Town suburbs from Cosy Bay.
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Chapman's Peak Drive
The road along the coast to Chapman's Peak - a gorgeous drive that follows the Atlantic Ocean side of the Cape of Good Hope.
Our VW Polo Vivo, the first rental car of the trip. This little thing felt like the little engine that could trying to get over some of the hills and mountains near Cape Town.
View across Cosy Bay back toward Cape Town.
The tight turn in the road at Chapman's Peak.
Looking down the highway, as it hugs the cliffs. At some points the road is cut into the side of the cliff, with part of the mountain suspended above the roadway.
The thin line in the cliffs is the highway, which is very narrow, with no shoulders. One side is a mountain, the other, a sharp drop straight to the Atlantic.
African Penguins, Simon's Town
The African penguins at Boulders Beach in Simon's Town.
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