Visa for Moçambique
As I have mentioned elsewhere I would be instant friends with anyone who would tell me what the word Moçambique stands for..
The visa regulations have been considerably made less cumbersome. I remember visiting their embassy in La Habana and a tall haughty negress explaining the intricacies of obtaining a visa to visit her country... but now the tourists bring money and the visa fees themselves are an income..
just below the tourist information centre in the centre of town in cape town, on the 11th floor of that building is the consulado do moçambique..
there was this fat lady complaining about.. tenho muito trabalho.. but was very willing to give you the same day, tourist visa to moçambique.. just 85 rands please, if you wish to pick it up tomorrow after three, it would be only 75 rands-- two photos, copy of the front page of your passport and the passport itself..
at four pm you came back and the same lady stamps something else in your passport and the visa is ready.. how easy can it get!! The mozambican consulate is to the left of the cape town tourism office as you go along to the left
Hout Bay fishing
The fishermen in Hout Bay go out EARLY in the morning (a LONG time before the average perosn is awake...) to bring in a good catch. A really nice thing to do is be there at the harbour when they come back in again to sell their catch :)
Just a tip? Boat A might be selling a large snoek for R30... the next boat will come in, selling their snoek for R25 and the next for R20... each one marks the other down. Al the fish is pretty much the same in quality and size... so shop around! Go home and cook it in the oven or, even better, have a snoek braai! Mmmm :)
Function house and wellness centre.
Adjacent to Boulders Beach Lodge lies penguin Place Function house and wellness centre.
Situated just footsteps from Boulders Beach home to the African Penguin and 10 kilometres from Cape Point Nature Reserve, Penguin Place is a haven for private functions or conferences.
do you remember "District Six"
When in Cape Twon , speak to any Capetonian above 60 years young, ( especially) those in the Malay quarters above Buitengracht street or the stall owners at the Parade.
"...... But when District Six was razed it was done so by official decree to make room for those who already had too much. Today, decades later, it has still not been built up.
,,,,,to the desolate sandy wastes of Manenburg and Heideveld, and a wind-swept area which with almost malicious sarcasm has been named Hanover Park. No White authority had ever bothered to ask me whether they could take my past away. ..........." - Richard Rive. 1981. Writing Black (Cape Town, David Philip), 4-5
vist the Museum at 25A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town, Tel :[+27(0)21] 461 8745
South Africa The Navigators Den I visited in the early 60s, was the remants of the well known area of diversity and contrasts; after most of the people had been unceremoniously RELOCATED under the Groups Areas Act.
Yet many of the foreign sailors who frequented this heady nightspot, unconscious of the Population Registration, Separate Amenities, Immorality and Group Areas Acts,;
are probably not aware of the seeds they left behind, some of whom must have in the decade after been involved in the removal of those draconian legislation, now remembered with muchdistaste, the APARTHEID LAWS.
The Best in Italian and Asian Cuisine
This restaurant is situated on the Beach front at Camps Bay. Not a better place could be chosen to have a meal.
The restaurant is open from early morning to late at night offering seafood , grills , fine dinning and Sushi. A mixture between Italian and Asian food so there is quiet a variety.
For romantics and fine-diners, a raised level equipped with fully dressed tables, soothing music and Asian-styled conservatory with koi pond offers a uniquely intimate ambience. With quality service and haute cuisine, Tuscany Beach is the place to be. Rump Sirloin with Creamy black pepper sauce.