Winding Down

The floor entrance to the The African Music Store on Long Street.

Clearly, by 'tomorrow' I meant Sunday. smh. Anywho, hop on this journey with me as I recap the activities I got into during this trip.

*photo heavy post

Cape Town Cultural & Robben Island Tour

Guided by our personal tour guide, this tour stopped at a couple of townships, including Langa and Nyanga, but the main highlights were visiting the District Six Museum and seeing Nelson Mandela's cell on Robben Island.

District Six Museum
It showcases the forceful removal of over 60,000 inhabitants from the District Six neighborhood using actual newspapers, photographs, memorabilia, and structural items from that time. 

An alleyway in Langa

Various African art in Langa

The ferry trip from Cape Town to Robben Island is roughly 45 minutes.

The tour guide was an ex-political prisoner during the same time as Nelson Mandela.
After his release and removing himself away from the political world, it was hard for him to find a job.
The Robben Island Tour called him up. At first, he was against it given his time at the prison.
But he finally agreed to be a tour guide and now he enjoys his job.
To hear more stories from some of the ex-prisoners click here.

Nelson Mandela's cell.

Heading back to Cape Town.
Anytime I look at this photo I still can't believe I was on top of Table Mountain with the clouds.


Table Mountain

Officially one of the new 7 Wonders of the World, Table Mountain is known for its flat top and overlooks the city of Cape Town. How does one get up there? Well, you must take an aerial cableway. But, hey, if you're feeling insane adventurous, you can hike your way to the top, too.

Going up...




Wine Tasting Experience

Before we began, our experienced Cape Wine guide asked each of us what type of wine we liked. Based on our preferences, he created a tour we would all enjoy. Due to it only being a Half-Day tour (cheekily named 'Wine Sampler'), we had our experience at 3 wine estates in Franschhoek (which is located 30 minutes from Stellenbosch, roughly an hour from Cape Town) - Solms Delta, Moreson, and Rickety Bridge.

The sis (l) and our friend, Nikky (r), enjoying a good laugh.






Safari

So, what does one get into when their whole morning/afternoon is free before catching their flight back home to the States that night? Why, go on a safari tour, of course! This took place at the Inverdoorn located in Ceres which is a 2.5 hour journey from Cape Town. Yep, a long ass drive but so worth it.

Elephants goofin' around.


A baby gots to eat, y'know.

Chillin' cheetahs.

In front of the 4x4 used for the tour.
And that's all she's wrote. To view additional photos, check out my Instagram page - @heartprintandstyle. If you've missed out on my week-long posts about this vacation, see below and click away:

Roaming Around (visits to Two Oceans Aquarium and V&A Waterfront)
Palm Trees (Pool time rockin' a GabiFresh x SwimSexy swimsuit)
Good Evening (What I wore to the bridal shower and cocktail event)
Line Up (What I wore to the wedding)

Till next time!