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At the bottom of the world - Cape Town, South Africa

African penguins at Boulders Beach, near Cape Town, South Africa. After weeks roaming the African bush for wildlife, our last week was decidedly urban.  We landed in Cape Town, had dinner with a local family, took a gondola to the top of Table Mountain, visited the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and an active township, headed down to the Cape of Good Hope, watched nesting PENGUINS, and finally visited the Cape's wine country. Arriving in Cape Town! The drinking age is 18.  "Keep walking, South Africa." Concerns about excess plastic isn't just a US thing. We had a few hours before dinner.  Caroline and I spent it in the hotel's gym on the 15th floor.  Here, Caroline is pointing to our destination for the next day, Table Mountain.  You can climb up Table Mountain, but most people take a gondola to the structure on the edge of the mountain. There's a bit of wind at the top of Table Mountain.  The island in the