African shoestrings – South Africa Day Thirty-seven – Rhodes Memorial Cape Town

Just up the road from Observatory, we found the Rhodes Memorial. A little gem of a place! Cecil John Rhodes, founder of the famous De Beers Diamond Company and British Empire builder had a big influence on the way Southern Africa was carved up politically in the nineteenth century. He was Prime Minister of the Cape... Continue Reading →

African shoestrings – South Africa Day Thirty-three – Robben Island Cape Town

Another pretty interesting guy whom unfortunately we didn't get around to meet was Nelson Mandela. We did however get to meet someone who served time with him on Robben island a small former prison island 11 kilometres north west of Cape Town. Eugene was his name and he served seven years on Robben Island for... Continue Reading →

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