The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is the signature attraction in Cape Town. We spent some time wandering around exploring. We looked up at a giant Ferris wheel spinning overhead.
We were scheduled to take the boat trip to the museum at Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner for almost 20 years. Sadly, the swell was too large and all trips were cancelled that day.
We took a small bit of consolation by walking around the exhibits at the boat dock. We saw pictures of Robben Island and a replica of Mandela's cell.
the brutality of apartheid
we will not want
to be a monument
of our hardship
We would want it
to be a triumph
of the human spirit
against the forces of evil
a triumph of wisdom
and largeness of spirit
against small minds
a triumph of courage
over human frailty
Long Walk to Freedom. Mandela is truly an inspiration to his people. He tirelessly campaigned for equal rights for Africans and was willing to sacrifice his own life for the people. He was imprisoned for 27 years but emerged to promote a spirit of reconciliation and lead South Africa into a new era. Remarkable.
Outside, we explored the waterfront some more.
Nobel Square which honors the four South Africans that won the Nobel Peace Prize: Chief Luthuli, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, F.W. deKlerk, and Nelson Mandela.
Karibu which described itself as South African Dining.
Mugg & Bean for a bottomless cup of coffee.