We flew 15 hours from SFO to Dubai, then another 10 hours from Dubai to Cape Town, South Africa. We have never been this far away from home before.

Far from home.

We are loving it here. South Africa is a beautiful country.

We are staying 4 nights at the upscale beach town of Camps Bay. The Beach side is lined with fine dining restaurants, cafes, and shops. Gorgeous homes with million dollar views cover the sea cliffs base, with the famed Table Mountain as a dramatic backdrop. Our 2 bedroom apartment is just across the street of the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

Camps Bay, South Africa

Below are some photos that show off the different flavors of Cape Town:

Lamb Pizza

South Africa is a great country for foodies. It offers westerners fine dining experience at casual eating prices. This large lamb chunk pizza was around $10 US dollars. Hubby ordered this dish for lunch at a beautiful winery in Somerset West.

Cheetah walk on the beach

South Africa’s meow

Atop of the Table Mountain

View from top of the Table Mountain. We took the cable car up. The hike up is not for people like us.

Flower of South Africa

More beautiful flowers

Our summer is South Africa’s winter. But it is a nice 60 to 70 degrees weather, with rain showers here and there. It is very green with flowers in full bloom.

Penguins in Boulder Beach

Oh, they have penguins on the beach.

Ostrich on the road

And Ostrich along side the road that wanted to race us.

Cape Point

Camera happy at the Cape Point.

Chapman's Peak

Picturesque Chapman’s Peak drive.

Cape Town’s many townships are where black South Africans live in extreme poverty. It was only a 20 minute drive from Camps Bay, where we are staying, and it sure feels like a whole world apart.

Lango Township of the Cape Flats

A second township we visited on our Township tour

Just another 15 to 20 minutes car ride away is the upscale V&A Waterfront. Huge malls with expensive brands, and harbor view restaurants.

V&A Waterfront Wharf and shopping mall.

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront Wharf and Mall.

Our fancy South African lunch at the Waterfront

Our fancy South Africa lunch at the V&A Waterfront Wharf. I have no idea what this dish is called…

Ostrich Steak

Ostrich Steak is so good. I thought it looked kind of dry, but it was so tender and juicy. Great spices…delicious.

Camps Bay

Back at Camps Bay.

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