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Day 1: Cape Town, South Africa to the Cederberg Mountain Region with Nomad Tours

Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Darren and Rob drove me to the Nomad Tours office in Cape Town where everyone met at 8 a.m. to…

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The Tale of Two Tours: Route of Many Cultures and Robben Island

Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014

It was a lucky day for me. I was fortunate to tag along with human rights activist and local legend, Shereen Misbach-Habib of Tana Baru Tours and Darren of DC Tours South Africa while they did…

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Bo-Kaap: Exploring Cape Town’s Colorful Neighborhood with a Local

Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014

Darren arranged our tour with a very special woman in a very special district in Cape Town: B0-Kaap, also known as the Malay Quarter. Our guide was…

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Hiking Table Mountain: Cape Town, South Africa

Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014

The day started at 5 am. I stumbled out of bed, trying not to wake the other five women in my room. It was hot already. The plan: To hike Table Mountain…

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Cape Town’s Dark Past, a Vibrant Garden, and Jerky Squirrels

Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014

For two days, Darren and I have hoped to climb Table Mountain, waking at 5 AM to get started. And twice our efforts have been thwarted; once by fog and once by rain. Tomorrow however, I believe we will succeed. I can…

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Kirstenbosch Garden, a Winery and an Education in South Africa

Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Darren and I enjoyed another leisurely day today. We visited the world-famous Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, the Groot Constantia Wine Estate, and Rhodes Memorial – all very close to Cape Town…

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A Leisurely Day in Cape Town, South Africa

Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014

Darren and I took it easy today on the official sightseeing but I saw a lot nonetheless. We walked around downtown Cape Town and slipped into cafes to have cappuccinos with the hipsters. Yes, there are hipsters…

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A Big Surprise… Penguins in South Africa!

Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Continuing on with Darren’s Peninsula Cape Tour, we arrived at Boulders Beach which not surprisingly is riddled with giant granite boulders that date back 540 million years. Darren left the best for last! He had…

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South Africa’s Cape Peninsula: A One Day Adventure

Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

What a day! I got to see more of South Africa’s coast on Darren’s Cape Peninsula Tour. Stunning! After a quick stop downtown for coffee, we traveled south by car along the Atlantic coast…

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A Walk Along the Shore in Cape Town, South Africa

Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Today was a (relatively) lazy Sunday. Darren, Rob and I decided to do as the locals do and enjoy a walk along the seaside promenade. Public transportation is…

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