No, not “our” Cape. This Cape!
But hey, close enough. And besides, who’s to quibble over proximity when you’re looking at this?
We had the opportunity to visit the District Six Museum. If apartheid was a somewhat abstract concept, it was made crystal clear by the gentle voice of a man named Noor Ibrahim, who explained what it was like to be told your neighborhood (District Six) was suddenly off-limits. Your home was no longer yours. You weren’t second class, you were no class. Noor could explain it, because he lived it.
Cape Town in 2013 is a tourist mecca. Our hotel, the Cape Grace, overlooks a marina. It is, in a word, outstanding.
Even more outstanding, we finally found a country where our dollar is strong. The food and drink was excellent and affordable. And speaking of drink, Napa and Sonoma lovers would be right at home in the wine country outside the city.
As you may have figured out, we packed a lot into our stay. You have to, because South Africa’s not exactly around the corner. Up next, a few random thoughts, and lots of pix to wrap this up.