The republic of South Africa has to be one of my favourite places in the world! Theres a lot of negative publicity about it being a violent society but after coming here for more than eight years I can honestly say its just not true. As with everywhere else in the world if you wander around the wrong places waving your money around then someone is going to try to take it off you!
The people here are friendly, kind and helpful if you dont act like an idiot you will have a great time here.
I've just spent the last week travelling from Johannesberg to Durban, Port Elizabeth and I'm now in Cape Town. Working as we go (I wont bore you with the details of my work). First thing that you will find here is the great food, South Africans expect a high standard and they get it.
Just finishing a wonderful weekend in the beautiful surroundings of Cape Town, it is simply quite stuningly beautiful here!
As I look out of my hotel room window the magnificent Table Mountain is in front of me, its simply beautiful!
Had breakfast this morning then walked to the breakwater and watched the whales in the bay as they start to gather in this leg of their migration. Mothers and their young, and individual males all gathering along the coast here from now until the end of October. Often they come within a few feet of the shore if the water is deep whilst others further out perform spectacular leaps out of the water. To see a full grown whale leap from the water just yards form you is something to cherish forever......
More later when I get home once I have had time to absorb all that has happened in my latest trip to this wonderful country!