Tom & Lori
Cape Town
South Africa

Lovely Victoria & Alfred waterfront in Cape Town, a bustling harbor

Robben Island on the horizon; the site of Nelson Mandela's imprisonment

On a fascinating tour of Robben Island, guided by a former political prisoner

Mandela's cell block

Chillin' by the pool in the shadow of Table Mountain, Cape Town

Sundowner time

Path to the beach from our hotel room at Leisure Bay suites

The boulder beaches around Cape Town

Shark Warning at Clifton Beach

A busy beach day on a sunny Spring day, where the Cape Town chic 20-somethings hang out

Wading in the cold Atlantic waters

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Still working on the stadium

Planning our next activities on the Whale Coast of the Cape

The Cape of Good Hope, a wild, windy & beautiful spot

Wind-whipped Cape

Under the Cape lighthouse

A secluded beach at the tip of the Cape

Herd of Bontebok in the Cape National Park

Amazing colors of the Cape

Boulders Beach Lodge

In search of the penguins at Boulder's Beach


The colony found around Cape Town, called the Jackass Penguin

Sundowners with the jackasses

Tom and his jackass friends

Portrait of a penguin and the photographer

Dinner overlooking Boulder Beach

Famous Victorian swimming huts at Muizenberg

The drifting sands of Cape Flats

Whale watching sundowner near Gansbaai

Ostrich burgers on the braai

Lori holding the "seal" decoy as we depart on our shark cage diving adventure

The cage

The chum bucket to lure in the sharks

The captain prepares to toss the seal decoy

Lori, getting ready for the cage

Lori "in the washing machine"


Another attack

We saw 13 different sharks in total

Tom takes his turn

Getting whipped by the wind, sun and waves

At the southern tip of Africa & the confluence of the Atlantic & Indian oceans

Lighthouse at Cape Aguilas

Climbing the lighthouse

A delightful experience in Swellendam at Cypress Cottage B&B

Bontebok in the National Park outside Swellendam

Thanksgiving dinner consisting of crocodile, springbok, warthog and ostrich

The Whale Coast

Why Tom had to eat a Magnum "Death by Chocolate" everyday

Sundowner & chips at the pool as we prepare to leave Cape Town

The afternoon sun is intense

Sundowner overlooking Cape Town from our balcony

Cape Town at dusk

World Cup mascot at the airport