Cape Town does not feel like Africa - it feels like a blend of San Francisco, New Orleans (in terms of architecture), and Boston - because here is the ocean. Very cosmopolitan, real traffic jams (no wonder - everyone drives on the wrong side of the road!) and quite wild on New Year's Eve. We went down the coast for New Year's Eve day - to the farthest possible tip of the continent where two oceans come together, and saw a penguin colony on the way home. Great Day.
Spent the next day in the wine country - a lot like Napa - very pretty, green, with real mountains in the background. Definitely doesn't feel like the Africa I know.
Next to Robben Island - where Mandela spent so many years. Probably won't be pretty there - but necessary to see.
Then out of here on the train and see the rest of South Africa out the window. It's been a great vacation, and I feel refreshed to go back to Mabs.
Happy New Year!