South Africa – Cape Town

We said goodbye to The Netherlands and the stunning array of tulips. After an 11 hour flight arrived in Cape Town for the next leg of our adventure.

Cape Town is a beautiful city and we had a couple of days to explore. The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront was a hubbub of sights and sounds.



A must is a visit to Table Mountain.  What a glorious view! But of course it’s all about the animals for me. These are dassies apparently…..and one is not to feed them!!


The next day we tried to jam in as much as we could. The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens was delightful even if it wasn’t in full bloom. (It was fall there, not spring.) The grounds were gorgeous with trails and lots of shady green space. The canopy walk was gorgeous and look at the complementary colour scheme of the blue and orange!! The sculpture walk was like an Easter Egg Hunt.

Off we went to Bird World/Monkey Jungle! There were so many birds to photograph, some familiar to us and others not. Loved the yellow of this guy and the bright colours of the pheasant, too. I was thinking of the popularity of my Rainbow Birds. What do you think? Coloured pencil on black paper?

And here I am with these little guys. These are full sized Black Capped Squirrel Monkeys.

 I was trying to get a photo of a mom and baby which was hanging on her back. VERY cute…..But she just kept far enough away from me to thwart my efforts. So I decided to allow the volunteer to put seeds on me to attract a “few” to sit on me.

Wine district and art coming up!!!


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