Topic: Cape Town Area, South Africa
After years of arm twisting we have flown in for Christmas.
We started in Paternoster. Wind sweaty beaches north of Cape Town. Stunning.
Superb food, superb people.
Had a Braai (BBQ), bring your own beer. 10 courses. Much fun.
Moved to Hermanus. Great White cage diving. Gansbaai is the Great White capital of the World. Except the numbers are dropping drastically. The tour company has just gone a week week without seeing one. Un-heard of. We got very lucky and saw one.
3.5 metre vicious bastard.
Drove to Franschoek. The wine is superb. The food is off the chart.
Christmas is planned for Camps Bay.
On the face of everything, it’s a fantastic place.
The vast majority of people aren’t even getting by. How the fuck there’s not been a revolution is beyond me.
I’m struggling to get my head round it. On one side of the street are three story beach houses. On the other, huts with corrugated iron roofs.
The people in the huts cross a motorway, clean the big houses and walk back. Dodging trucks.
It’s hard to enjoy. Not much use being free if you can’t afford to live.