Wilderness to Cape Town to London Heathrow.
04.04.2011 - 06.04.2011 20 °C
On Monday we drove back to Cape Town. As we came over Sir Lowry’s Pass and saw the whole of False Bay stretching before us, with Table Mountain in the distance, we felt as if we were returning home! We stayed in Wynberg for a couple of nights with a friend from Ikhaya and enjoyed catching up on all the news.
We spent Tuesday in Hout Bay and, as well as visiting some old haunts, we met with Katherine who showed us the three new classrooms and extension to the hall that they are building at Ikhaya. It was incredible to see how much progress they have made since we left in mid-February, and the good news is that they have now been given all the money they need to finish the project.
Wednesday morning was spent sorting out a month’s accumulation of ‘stuff’ and fitting it into our rucksacks for the flight home. There was much discussion about our metre tall wooden giraffe, and whether he would make it onto the plane as hand luggage.
We went for a final walk down the main street in Wynberg, taking in the sights and sounds of Africa, and then headed for the airport.
Unfortunately our plane was delayed for three hours, and we were horrified to discover that we didn’t have individual TVs in the seat backs, but apart from that the journey passed without incident.
We seemed to bring South African weather back with us, and have been delighted by all of the sunshine since we got home which has certainly helped with the transition of settling back into life in London.
We have really enjoyed sharing our African Adventure with you. Thank you so much for your comments while we have been travelling.