Day three July 20th 2010 Today we have been mountaineering; this morning we took the cable car up to the top of Table Mountain. From there we walked across to Maclear’s Beacon: this is the highest point at 1088 metres. The views from the top are amazing: you can see the Atlantic on one side and the Indian ocean on the other and all the way down to Cape Point.
Then came the walk down along a footpath called Smuts Tr ... read more
Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape Town » Constantia After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjug... ... read more