December in Botswana was fairly uneventful, aside from the aforementioned cat drama. BUT I did get out of Botswana and took two great trips to South Africa. I mentioned my trip to Johannesburg for Christmas (which, I found out, is not even one of the top ten most dangerous cities in the world). But the day after GLOW I flew down to Johannesburg and went to Cape Town with a friend.
Cape Town is absolutely magical. It the a wonderful costal town that captivates each traveller that passes through. I do not think I can overestimate the power for Cape Town, the magical city of South Africa.
We spent a short, but exciting, three days wondering around the costal city of Cape Town. Here are a few of the highlights. We went to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners were held during the apartheid. It was informative and great. Very through provoking rather than heart wrenching. I realize I know close to nothing about the apartheid in South Africa and there is much to learn.
But the best part about Cape Town was the penguin colony at Simon’s Town. I think penguins are universally adorable (after baby goats, of course). Did you know penguins have one mating partner for life?