28th April – 1st May 2012
Neil’s Dad and Mum, Brian and Jean Avery welcome us to their lovely home in Camps Bay.
They welcomed us like family, such a treat!
Sunday lunch at the Cape Peninsular University Hotel Campus on the sea front in Cape Town was delightful
So many apartments and hotels in this area now, with Table Mountain as their backdrop
These caissons along the sea wall were designed in South Africa and exported world wide as sea defences
Neil’s Mowbray Golf Club where he grew up in Pinelands, has the most beautiful painting of hole which has the best view of Table Mountain
This photo is to show Neil, at the entrance to the Club Lounge at the Mowbray Golf Club, where Neil was Champion for nearly 3 years on the trot.
Beautiful Mountain Pass Road up to the Silver Mine from Constantia to Noordhoek
Windsurfing and Kite Surfing at Platboom Bay in the Table Mountain National Park
I took a video of the guy doing some huge leaps up in the air over the waves
A good 35 knots of wind judging by the amount of white horses!
Cape of Good Hope, or ‘Cabo de Boa Esperanza’ so named by King John of Portugal in 1488 after Bartolomeu Dias rounded it, seeing it as a positive omen for a new route to India
We walkied up to the top lighthouse rather than take the fenicular rail cab
It’s a long way up here, but these flowers are so typical of Africa aren’t they?
Spectacular scenery down the East Coast of the Cape Peninsula from the lighthouse, and the restaurant below – great food!
Batsata Cove, just below Cape Point is so calm by comparison to the West Coast!
That’s Cape Point in the photo below, in the distance
House with a view of Cape Point, opposite where I took the photo
The tug on the left looks like it’s towing that massive supertanker!