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The End – Cape Town, South Africa

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Cape Town

We drove past Fish River canyon, then Clanwilliam and back to Cape Town.

After a lunch of fish and ships surrounded by cheeky seagulls we spent the afternoon desperately shopping for gifts before retiring to an Irish Pub to recover. Later on met the group to return to the House of Meat from the first night, where I tucked into 1.2kg of meat – Ostrich, Springbok shank, Warthog ribs, Eland and a Game goulash.

The next morning I regretted the big meal as we boarded a boat to Robben Island, the ex-prison housing a number of political prisoners including Nelson Mandela. Our guide for the visit was an ex inmate, who vividly described his torture and the murder of his family.

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Since leaving London in 2006 I’ve travelled, worked, volunteered and lived in over 90 countries. Highlights so far would be driving along the Silk Road from Beijing to Istanbul, a complete circuit of South America and volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Costa Rica. I’m currently back in Beijing, as a base to visit more of Asia and attempt to learn Mandarin.

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  • Could you please tell me the name of the overland tour company you took? Also I read that you didn’t enjoy the group per se but did you like the tour and the facilities?

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    • The company I booked through was Explore(.co.uk), but they outsourced to a Belgian company. The South African driver and guide were really nice guys, and the facilities they provided were remarkably good given how remote our situation was at times.

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