I had a booking for Robben island at 1 pm but didn't get there in time due to my gps quitting and driving frustrations - first time behind the wheel In 5 months with a manual on hilly streets and traffic. So, I found my hostel, parked the car and walked to the Waterfront which is absolutely beautiful.
The centre piece is Table Mountain-
and it's pretty easy to sit in the sun drinking good cheap wine, eating calamari-
The Clock Tower was built in 1882 complete with an accurate tidal gauge to help ships choose appropriate times to enter and leave the port. As well, the top room is covered in mirrors so the port boss could easily see 360 degrees by just moving his eyes-
Four Nobel Prize winners are commemorated: Albert Luthuli, Desmond Tutu, F.W. De Klerk and Nelson Mandela-
Rhod, Mark, Dougie, me and Jess, Adam, Poppy, Rob, Hellen and Mick.
Looking forward to some great wines in Franchshoek!