With our time in Cape Town running down we planned on a day at Camp’s Bay beach and then dinner with an old friend from HK days. He was originally South African and had moved back to Cape Town with his English wife. We had mentioned we wanted to go to the beach and he told us to be super careful! The day before a bunch of white folk had paid private security to keep black people off one of the Clifton beaches https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/racism-protest-rape-clifton-4th-beach-cape-town-south-africa-security-guards-sheep-slaughter-a8704036.html.
So before meeting our friend Gavin, we spent an uneventful day at Camp’s Bay beach. We knew the water would be cold but it actually numbed your feet after a few seconds of being immersed! It sure cooled you off! Needless to say the younger two made a valiant attempt at playing a bit in the water. They also got a cheap beach massage – good thing it was cheap as the ‘masseurs’ did massage with one hand and were on their phones with the other! Unfortunately we did not get pix of this….
After a return to our lovely apartment and showers, it was off to the City Bowl for dinner with Gavin, his wife Elaine and a few other friends of Gav’s who were travelling through Cape Town. Turns out one chap has played prop for HKs famous Pot Belly Pigs touring rugby team and his brother plays front row for one of the Valley teams in HK! Small world!