A view from Jeanneb

By Jeanneb53

City Bowl

This is our view from the hotel roof terrace in the city bowl taken after breakfast this morning.

A short city tour this morning, with a walk throgh the lovely Company's Garden with further views of Table Mountain, the Lion and the Devils Peak. The gardens are home to the parliament building and the cathedral where Bishop Desmond Tutu served. They were created by the Dutch in the 17th C.

We have travelled through the Western Cape to the start of the
Garden Route. Our hotel overlooks the sea at Mossel Bay created by the Portuguese in the 15th C.

En route we passed through orchards and grain growing areas, which had already been harvested creating a brown landscape. The vast land is backed by mountains all the way extending from the Hottentot range. We saw baboons again, ostrich, two elephants and some zebra as well as Blue Cranes, South Africa's national bird.

The land is greener now and is mainly dairy though we have seen lots of Merino sheep too.

Dinner calls.

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