Dubrovnik on the Adriatic. The Adriatic sea from Dubrovnik’s ramparts

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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-seven – Rhodes Memorial Cape Town

African shoestrings – South Africa Day Thirty-six – Cape of Good Hope

We got an even closer look at the Cape the next day after picking up a cheap hire car from the unknown (to us anyway) Atlantic Car Hire. The plan was to explore the peninsula for the day and drop off the car in Stellenbosch, centre of the South Africa's wine industry and some 40 … Continue reading African shoestrings – South Africa Day Thirty-six – Cape of Good Hope