Africa Family Style

I am traveling with Ward Brennan, age 78, his son Mark Brennan, and our children, Molly and Peter ages 14 and 12 respectively.   We started our journey in Seattle, a short visit over in Minneapolis, and lay over in Chicago and D.C. before arriving 1 day late in Cape Town, South Africa.  

Our whirl-wind tour of Cape Town included staying near the V & A Waterfront, a Robben Island tour – viewing Mandela’s cell and peguins.  Then we met up with Paul Faure, Books for African recipient and Rotarian, for a tour of the Townships, a B&B in Khayelitsha, Kalky’s Fish and Chip Place – best in the world  at Kalk Bay, and  a quick trip to Cape Point. 

On the way, we had to jump in the Indian Ocean because my 12 year old needed to put his foot in a new ocean!    

Peter Brennan touches the ocean
Peter Brennan touches the ocean

For supper we ascending the hill to Bo -Kaap to a Malay restaurant where I had,Bo-Kaap Kombuis (which means kitchen), the best Ginger tea in my life – and I do drink tea!  Say hello to the owner Joseph and Ntzil for us.   They have a super view looking out over the city and we got a mini lesson on the Malay history and their role in Cape Town. 

We also saw the geography of the townships and how the trains impacted the city people by dividing people by where they live. What a great taste of Cape Town, we will need to come back to visit all the great things we missed.


One response to this post.

  1. Great to see you got to the Indian Ocean. One of Peter’s pant legs looks shorter than the other one. I hope a Penguin was not pulling his leg! XXX much love, Aunt Peggy


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