After the Alantic coast, we drove to a camp near Cape Town. It had a beach covered in dead crabs and a really good playground. The next day we drove to parkrun, and I did my 19th one around some windturbines. They were really noisy.
After parkrun we went to visit Mummy’s cousin who lives just outside Capetown. We had a very yummy lunch and we were allowed to help and set the table. They also gave me a really nice colouring book and Geneveive got a unicorn colouring book too.
Then we went to visit Daddy’s uncle. He had some cool musical instruments for us to play with.
Then we went to the Cape of Good Hope. This is the point that the Indian and Atlantic ocean meet. We saw lots of ostriches. We also saw lots of penguins. They are a bit smelly!
After that we stayed in Capetown for 2 days. We went to the Victoria and Alfred waterfront and had really good pizza.
We went to Robben Island. This is where Nelson Mandela was in prison. He was in prison for 27 years (though not all of that on Robben Island) We did a bus tour and saw the quarry that he worked in. We also saw his prison cell that just had a bed and a little table.
In Capetown we went to the aquarium. It was really good. We saw lots of fish, ragged tooth sharks, and manta rays. My favourite was the jelly fish. There were also african penguins. Did you know they used to be called jackass penguins because they sound like donkeys. I even got to touch a starfish and a sea anemone.
My favourite thing in Capetown was called scratch patch. It was a big space filled with rocks. We got a little bag each and could fill it with as many rocks as we liked!
After this we went up onto Table Mountain. The cable car was amazing, it turned around as we were going up the mountain! The view was spectacular. We did a walk around the top. There were no fences and if you weren’t careful you could fall all the way down. Some people walked up the mountain.