Cape Town, South Africa

April 4, 2023

Here is a picture of “the usual suspects” in the casino. We will miss Leah, the dealer in this picture, who gets off in Cape Town.

We arrived in Cape Town and after the face to face inspection we headed out to Boschendal winery for our second Around the World special event. It was about an hour’s s drive and we heard info about Cape Town on the way. The main city is very modern. We have been here twice before and have done the main attractions in the city so we didn’t feel like we were missing anything. We did pass the large townships which is where the poorer people live. Unemployment is 50% here.

In terms of the wine, South Africa is 9th in the world in wine production and about 300,000 people are employed in the industry.

The winery is a large and lovely venue, it would be perfect for a wedding and did not disappoint for our group of about 350. Here are some pictures of the event.

We each got an armband which entitled us each to $30 worth of merchandise at any of the vendors. We were waiting on the bus for about 40 minutes as our driver didn’t let us off when we arrived, saying each bus had to unload one at a time. So the merchandise was mostly gone. Later they replenished but we did get 4 bottles of wine.

Here is the menu- all delicious as was the wine. There was musical entertainment all afternoon.

When we got back to the ship, we finished our packing for our 5 day trip to Botswana. We have to leave the ship at 6:30 to get to the airport.

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