We checked ourselves into the Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel in Cape Town and went out for an afternoon stroll in the sunshine to explore the area.
I especially liked these Art Deco safari animals...
The Company's Garden.
Egyptian geese abound in the park.
This guy started on a running take-off just in front of us. It's a little scary to see a bird this large coming at you!
We even saw a family with a gaggle of little baby geese.
The Beer House, painted with bright yellow Victorian accents was a striking but unusual design choice.
As we finished our stroll, we spotted this tempting chalk board asking people to complete the phrase: before I die, I want to... The answers ranged from comical (...be stinking rich) to emotional (...get my family back) to inspirational (...live 100% Worry Free)
)My sentiment was much more in line with the travel theme seen throughout (...see the world, ...visit all 7 continents).