Johannesburg and Capetown Travelogue

Hello there!

Hope your weekend is going well.  We haven’t had internet in a long while in Swaziland, so while I have WiFi at a hotel, I’m posting saved drafts of thoughts and travels.  I would love your comments and feedback if you have time. Have you ever been to these places? We especially loved the vibe, food, and friendliness (and panoramic views of mountains and ocean) in Capetown.  Happy Travels! – Starry

Johannesburg Highlights:
Nelson Mandela Square and nearby cafes
Michelangelo Hotel
Neighborgood Market
Arts and Crafts Market in Sandton
Great coffee shops
Quirky, trendy, fun decor of 44 Stanley Avenue enclave
Good Book Shops and Thai Food

Capetown Highlights:
Palm-lined streets (without potholes)
Rooftop terrace of our beautiful little Waterkant Village flat
Watching Ramsay take in aquatic life at the Aquarium
Discovery of Caroline Gibello’s Art Gallery (love her wildlife images and collage- worth clicking on the link to watch a 2 minute video that will make you fall in love with Africa)
Green Market Square
Simon’s Town penguin viewing
Gorgeous beaches and views of Kalk Bay, Hermanus, Camp’s Bay,  and Hout Bay
Stellenbosch wine country and Spier Vineyard tasting
Creative Block art project
Cable Car 3,000 feet up to Table Mountain
Coastal Road to Cape of Good Hope (almost made it to the end of the peninsula, but had to turn around due to a massive brush fire)
Delicious Seafood
Boats and restaurants along the Waterfront
Long strolls with ice cream cones
Hearing Drums and Finding Shells at the Beach (and our son dancing to Hare Krishnas’ tambourine shaking as they fluttered by)

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