South Africa: Cape Peninsula and Cape Town

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Little nesting huts provided

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Costal Road on the cape

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Fish Hoek
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Family meal with Robert Martin. I am inspired by him, he has made a journey in life the makes my cycle trip feel like a stroll in the park.

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Cape of good hope

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Table mountain

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Much of my fuel through South Africa consisted of fish and chips! When it’s £1.20 for a good size portion, why not..

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Camps Bay

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Oh dear, not a good look!

Cape Town

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Noon canon firing ceremony

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Attractive Dutch style architecture

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Male choral Orchestra. The Wiffenpuffs! The were great.. They sang at the hostel I was staying at.

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Climbing table mountain.. Up in 1 hour, cable car down. Not a breath of wind on top. Beautiful.

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The Vineyard Hotel
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Cedric kindly invited me for lunch at this fancy hotel / restaurant. We met in Hermanus a few days before, he was playing golf and DIVING WITH GREAT WHITE SHARKS! Glad to see the limbs intact.
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Cedrics son, Blake, who also amazingly kept his limbs and can still count to ten using his fingers.
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The vineyard hotel, I spent some time exploring the former governors residence when European influence in South Africa stretched as far as a refreshing station and some farms in Cape Town to supply ships sailing the spice route

Sylvia and Mirek
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We me in Namibia at Ai-Ais the day before their 5 day hike down fish river canyon. I was kindly invited to stay and helped with the logistics of getting me and the bike on a plane back home in London.
Walking on the “snake” in the Botanical gardens. It’s a treetop walkway.
Merik is a walking encyclopedia of plants and birds. I could not be better informed about what there is to see – or furnished with funny stories..
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Flower and brid
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I would have never had spotted this fellow unless it was pointed out to me. Even then, it took a little time to find!

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Rhodes Memorial. Good views of the city
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Last meal in South Africa
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Dropped off at the airport
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How to take a bike on a BA flight.. Add on extra item of checked luggage. This is the bike. £60 extra charge.
Remove handlebars and pedals.
Deflate tyres. Wrap to avoid getting scratched.
Then wrap the two rear panniers and tent using the film wrapping service. This is checked in.
Empty both front panniers, place on inside the other. Fill with all the heavy items. This is hand carry.
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