Day 36: Robben Island revisited – the ferry trip

The trip to Robben Island for today’s tourist is a comfortable one, in a modern ferry with two indoor decks and one outdoor deck on the top, with a bar, restrooms and staff attending to the needs. And even though the trip can be quite rocky when the sea is bumpy with two meters highContinue reading “Day 36: Robben Island revisited – the ferry trip”

Day 33: Cape Town revisited – Slave Lodge

When visiting Cape Town I actually did a small museum tour about which I have still not written until today. One of the smaller but none the less impressive museums is the old Slave Lodge situated directly next to the Company Garden in the city centre.   Company Garden     The various names theContinue reading “Day 33: Cape Town revisited – Slave Lodge”

Day 26: Robben Island and (not) Cape Point

Robben Island This morning at 9 am I took the ship to visit the infamous prison island “Robben Island” where during times of Apartheid political prisoners were held captive. It was apparently a good decision to start the day early because a short time later the ferry company decided to cancel the other two tripsContinue reading “Day 26: Robben Island and (not) Cape Point”

Day 24: From Swellendam to Cape Town

Best buddy Sleeping and living in the bunk bed in our appartment. / Der Bewohner des Hochbetts in unserem Ferienappartment in Swellendam. Hilltop Country Retreat One of the loveliest appartments I have ever slept in. / Eines der schönsten Ferienappartments… Goodbye Lucky One of our landlady’s dogs: an expert in begging for breakfast and someContinue reading “Day 24: From Swellendam to Cape Town”