South Africa - April 2003
Terry, Laurie & Allison McDonald

Cape Town

     Cape Town is a beautiful city situated between the waterfront and the always imposing Table Mountain. Rather than being in another part of Africa, it seemed like we were in Europe - modern high rise buildings mingled with Old Dutch architecture; paved expressways and cobble pedestrian walks; well-kept parks and gardens; fast-food restaurants and malls - what more could anyone want?!? We felt instantly at home.

Table ClothFor a few days, Table Mountain was shrouded in cloud, locally called the "Tablecloth". This cloud acted like a waterfall in the way it flowed over the top, but it never reached the city - the warmer air would cause the cloud to dissipate.