No matter how many friends, both South African and non-South African, had praised Cape Town for its setting, climate, harbor, beaches, friendliness, and sheer beauty, neither my wife nor I was prepared for what we found. This is a staggeringly impressive city, both from afar and up close. Draping itself down the slopes of its trademark, Table Mountain, she beckons to all.
Thanks to a South African who kindly picked us up at the airport, ours was quite an introduction. Within an hour of arrival, the friend had taken us to the top of Signal Hill, an extension of the Table Mountain massif, from which we could orient ourselves: the harbor and Table Bay to the south, the business area to...Read More