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Cape Town,  South Africa - flag South Africa
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Robben Island and the Townships

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Many have raved about the beauty of South Africa, its wildlife and natural landscape. I was personally captivated by its magnificence and grandeur! However, the places that left me profoundly affected and thoughtful were the townships and Robben Island.

Favourite spots:
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So many places in South Africa offer a liberating experience! I paraglided in tandem with a professional paraglider. Leaped off Lion's Head next to Table Mountain. The view was riveting! Clifton Beach was laced with enchanting waves breaking along the shores. Muizenburg is also a sight to behold as you drive towards Simontown.

What's really great:
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Langa and Guguletu townships offered me the chance to know the local Africans who were cast away from District Six in the tough times of apartheid. I think I am still unwinding from what I have learnt from them. It is such a vast and wondrous country, yet so many of Africa's people cannot enjoy the lush beauty and abundance of their land.

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Table Mountain, Lion's Head paragliding, Clifton, Boulder's Beach at Simontown where the Penguins are, Muizenburg, townships

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Protea Kruger Gate Hotel
Park Plaza Sandton at J'burg and City Lodge in Cape Town

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Bossa Nova!

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Township pubcrawls. They are quite groovy and fun!

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At the Waterfront, we ate pretty well in a seafood joint that offers abalone soup. hmmm...

Other recommendations:
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Kruger National Park - fabulous - encounters with the wildlife can send you spinning with excitement and awe!

Published on Wednesday November 27th, 2002

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Sat, May 12 2007 - 11:49 AM rating by mistybleu

Nice report; that tandem just must have been exhilarating - pictures looks fantastic.


Fri, Jan 16 2004 - 09:41 AM rating by beograd

Great article! Pictures are so nice and personal :)

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