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July 14th 2014
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Table Mtn Cable Car Table Mtn Cable Car Table Mtn Cable Car

We were pressed for time and expect to get to the top on a later tour. R215 for the return car trip, although it's about a 2.5 hr one-way hike.
Geo: -33.9017, 18.4266

Arranged for an earlier pick-up from Stellenbosch and shuffled our planned tours around to take advantage of the fine weather and do a helo tour later this avo. We caught the hop-on hop-off bus to get a look at the city and went up to the cable car station for Table Mtn. Then back along the Atlantic Coast, ending up at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, a major tourist area.

Good eats and browsing, then got to our joy ride place a little early. We were the only passengers so we took off when ready. It was a Robinson 44 helicopter, room for a pilot and three passengers, with lots of perspex for excellent viewing. We flew down to Cape Point (right next to the Cape of Good Hope) then back up the eastern side of Cape Peninsula. Altitude around 2,200 ft and 110 knots speed. All up about 45 minutes and very good. Cape Agulhas, 150 km to the east/south east is the most southern point of Africa.

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Good views, though.
The Cape PeninsulaThe Cape Peninsula
The Cape Peninsula

The Cape of Good Hope is in the foreground, Cape Point at the end of the peninsula. We will be going there by bus tomorrow.

15th July 2014

Certainly had a great clear day for the chopper flight, for viewing and happy snaps. Think I would have to focus real hard on the views and info to distract me from the bubble in which I was travelling! All sounds great and wonder if you ar
e enjoying "local" food, more of the Indian and Dutch culture than the French.
17th July 2014

We've been in un-adventurous in our dining. Disappointingly we've been advised not to walk around our hotel precinct after 6pm, so have eaten in the hotel a few times.
20th July 2014

Sel, Rob, The countryside around Capetown and the cape is wonderful isn't it. Good idea re helicopter. Photos look stunning.Cheers,Lowie

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