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Walking The Boomslang Tree Canopy Walkway

Snaking away above the forest floor the Boomslang Tree Canopy Walkway at Kirstenbosch botanical gardens offers uninterrupted views of the southern Cape Peninsula. Boomslang is the Afrikaans name for a species of snake called the tree-snake (pronounced bw-om-slung).

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MicroblogMondays 42: Overheard on Table Mountain

The top of Table Mountain must be very surprising (pleasantly I am sure) to many people. On a recent visit, I overheard a tourist say to her traveling companion, “I didn’t realise it was so big up here, I thought it was just a lookout point.”

It’s huge up there. There are many trails, long and short, to walk, there is a shop and a restaurant. Che and I spent a whole afternoon up there. I will be doing a more detailed post with pics later.

The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway company runs a slick and professional operation. The best is to buy your tickets ahead of time from Webtickets and produce your cell phone for scanning on arrival at the cable station. This will prevent you from wasting time in the ticket queue. I booked that morning for the afternoon of the same day.

Safety was top of mind of all attendants as we waited for the cable cars and a very welcoming Carl chatted animatedly to everyone. The cable car operators were funny and professional. Che and I were pleasantly surprised at how we were treated.

Summed up in three words – professional, friendly, safety-conscious (that’s one word since there’s a hyphen in-between the words ;-))

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WordPress Weekly Photo: Beautiful Bo-Kaap!

I finally got to visit the Bo-Kaap area of Cape Town recently. Widely known for its colourfully painted houses, it sits on the slopes of Signal Hill and embodies an interesting part of the Cape’s history. Walking through the cobbled streets one is enveloped in its rich cultural history.

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