23 Jul 2018
Cape Town

Having arrived late on Saturday night in Cape Town, we checked into our best hotel of the tour. The girls were all excited to go to Table Mountain as they woke up for breakfast. After an early start and the disappointment that Table Mountain cable cars were closed, due to high winds, we made our way out for other tourist delights.

We started with the Cape of Good Hope and some wonderful team photos at Africa’s most south western point. From here were travelled to Cape Point where we travelled to the top of the mountain on the funicular. After admiring the views and taking some wonderful photos we took the long walk back down before travelling to Boulders Beach to see the penguins in their natural environment. From here we went by bus to Simon’s Town for a fish and chip lunch. After some shopping and seriously developing our bartering skills, we set off back for Cape Town and a trip up Signal Point for amazing views of Table Mountain and Cape Town. As we we all exhausted after a long day of sight seeing, we returned to the hotel to change and then went to the Victoria Waterfront for pizza for tea as a group.

Monday started with great excitement a big breakfast in the hotel and then off by ferry to Robben Island. We had a bus tour round the island lead by someone from the Langa Township, (which we will be vising on Wednesday). This was followed by a tour of the prison, led by a former inmate, who served 12 years in the prison before his release three years early at the end of apartheid in 1994. This was an eye opening and a very moving start to the day. After a quick lunch we set off for Stellenberg High School and our next hockey matches in the most beautiful setting. The teams played well against strong opposition and we were overjoyed by the C teams success and 3-1 win. The girls all left with their host families for the next two nights looking forward to staying in the Cape Town suburbs and experiencing the traditional familiy values.