Leaving the Bush


All good things have an ending, and so it was as we left the bush for Capetown and a totally different experience.

Capetown is about the size of Houston and has much the same feel: modern, busy, culturally diverse.

In the 3 days we were there we saw a lot thanks to a wonderful, fun and knowledgeable guide Lucille Lynham. First thing we did was go to the western cape to see the penguins that have adapted to the coast.

They were such entertaining little characters and paid no attention to their human observers.

It was birthing season with lots of new chicks still in the nests with mama.

Beautiful beaches with impressive surf line the coast, and judging from the number of surfers they are a real paradise. The penguins appear to be better suited for the frigid water than humans who wear wet suits!

For the hubby, the main attraction of the area was being in place at the cape. He is happy to have been on both the African and South American capes which have such historical significance.

In addition to beaches, Capetown has mountains. Table Mountain, viewable from many locations, attracts the most visitors.

If one is very fit, there are hiking trails to the top, but most people go by cable car. I must confess to being very relieved when the ride was over!

As much as I enjoyed these sites, what I really loved were the places of local color. The Bo Kaap is a Muslim community with rows of brightly colored houses.

Outdoor markets are always irresistible for me. The hubby conveniently went another direction and I had no money so whatever temptation was there had to be resisted!

The Watershed was a large indoor market full of unique items, many handmade. I went back for a second visit without the hubby and with my credit card!

With all there is to see and do and eat, Capetown is a wonderful place to visit. There is one more place there I want to share, but it will wait until the next post. I hope you will join me for a fascinating visit.

For all the wonder of this great adventure in Botswana and Capetown, I want to give a big shoutout to Tamsyn and Robyn of Travel Artistry Africa for making it happen.

15 thoughts on “Leaving the Bush

  1. I love Capetown! Such a fantastic city! What a great trip you had Lulu!

  2. Capetown looks amazing. What an adventure. The penguins were adorable. Look forward to seeing you soon.

  3. What fabulous pictures and what a great trip! Thanks for taking us along!

  4. What a most fabulous trip and thanks for taking us along!!!

  5. entertainingwomen May 19, 2019 — 3:24 pm

    Your Cape and Capetown experiences appear to be quite a varied combination of opportunities. So much fun! I think perhaps you are a braver form of adventurer than I. Thanks for visiting all the exotic spits and sharing them with me. Question: Is a 5-Star hotel in Capetown equal to a 5-Star hotel in, say London or Sorrento?

    1. We stayed at Cape Grace which was incredible!

  6. entertainingwomen May 19, 2019 — 3:26 pm

    I forgot to check my spelling and then sign off from previous comment. Also, thanks for the vicarious adveture! CherryKay

  7. Marcia Fennell Gardner May 19, 2019 — 4:55 pm

    What a wonderful adventure and trip!
    You have the photos to prove it!
    Can’t wait to hear more when we see you and hubby again! 🥰

  8. Bonnie Morgan May 19, 2019 — 5:24 pm

    Love the picture of you at the Cape of Good Hope. You both look so happy.

  9. Linda, your travel posts have been so enjoyable. I love seeing a new place and culture through the lens of your camera.

  10. I have really enjoyed traveling with you Linda, so many incredible sights and I have learned so much! The penguins are fabulous, and the shopping, oh my!
    Jenna

  11. Another great adventure for you!

  12. I enjoyed reading this Linda! Such a wonderful adventure for you and your hubby. – Amor

  13. Thanks Linda! Such a delight to share Victoria Falls, Botswana + South Africa with you + Phil. Can’t wait to catch-up for a “cuppa” – I’m JUST home from Africa myself – so we can chat more + I’d love to see the many, many photos I’m sure you have to share!!
    Cheers,
    Tamsyn

    Tamsyn Fricker
    http://www.travelartistryafrica.com
    tamsyn@travelartistryafrica.com

  14. What a memorable trip you and Phil had. A lifetime of memories were made and I’m happy that you have shared some of them with us.

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