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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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A boat on one of the dry docks in the V&A Waterfront.
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Nelson Mandela's Cell, Robben Island
Nelson Mandela's cell in the maximum security prison unit on Robben Island.
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A former political prisoner leads us through the former maximum security prison unit on Robben Island. He was imprisoned for his opposition to the apartheid regime during the 1980s.
View across Table Bay from Robben Island, with Cape Town and Table Mountain in the distance.
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Former dog pens on Robben Island.
The Robert Sobukwe house on Robben Island. Sobukwe was the founder of the Pan Aricanist Congress, which opposed the apartheid regime. He was held under house arrest on Robben Island for nine years.
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Bank beds depicting the space where Robert Sobukwe's children slept when visiting their father while he was under house arrest on Robben Island.
Leper's cemetery on Robben Island.
Approaching Robben Island on the ferry.
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Looking back at Cape Town and the V&A Waterfront as our ferry to Robben Island proceeds across Table Bay.
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The V&A Waterfront swing bridge completely open.
The V&A Waterfront swing bridge, which allows pedestrians to cross one of the channels in the port. It swings open to allow boats to enter and leave.
Der Anker, a fine Belgian restaurant in the V&A Waterfront recommended by our friend Christian in Windhoek.
The clocktower in the V&A Waterfront.
Cape Fur Seal, V&A Waterfront
A pair of cape fur seals resting in the seal pen at the V&A Waterfront.
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Cape Dutch architecture in the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.
Western Cape Coastline
View back toward the Cape Town suburbs from Cosy Bay.
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Paragliders from Lion's Head landing on the beach in Camp's Bay.
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The Table Mountain cableway descending the mountain is visible from Camp's Bay.
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View down the coast from Camp's Bay toward the Cape of Good Hope.
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The 12 Apostles, seen from the beach in Camp's Bay.
Table Mountain, seen from the beach in Camp's Bay.
Lion's Head, seen from the beach in Camp's Bay.
Camp's Bay has very detailed signs about cleaning up after dogs on the beach.
Beach in Camp's Bay.
Camp's Bay, a suburb of Cape Town.
The Cape of Good Hope, with Cape Point in the far distance.
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The steepest part of the trail we hiked, leading up out of the gorge.
Top of Table Mountain.
Gorge on Table Mountain, with climbers coming up the trail from the mountain's base.
Looking across Table Mountain away from Cape Town, to False Bay.
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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The top of Table Mountain. This is where the cables that support the cableway are anchored.
Riding up the mountain on the cableway.
Sign at the base of the Table Mountain cableway. We chose not to venture off the path here.
Signal Hill, viewed from the base of the Table Mountain cableway.
View of Cape Town and Table Bay from the base of the Table Mountain cableway.
The peak of Lion's Head in Cape Town.
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Downtown Cape Town
Skyscraper in Cape Town.
Art deco skyscraper in Cape Town.
On the bus tour through downtown Cape Town.
Coca Cola Crate Sculpture, V&A Waterfront
Elliot, the Coca Cola crate sculpture in the V&A Waterfront, with Table Mountain in the background.
Nobel Peace Prize Monument, V&A Waterfront
The Nobel Peace Prize sculpture in the V&A Waterfront.