Day 2 of WSC Tour 2017 dawned – cloudy and overcast. After breakfast, we were collected by Wayne in a 60 seater luxury bus, to convey all 17 of us to the cable car station on Table Mountain.
The journey took us through a picturesque Cape Town city, which was just opening it’s eyes. After viewing the Castle, Houses of Parliament and other historical attractions from the bus, we made our way to Bo Kaap. Here we learned that 200 years ago, the houses were painted different colours to denote the occupations of the residents. To confuse the geographically challenged, there was a Kimberley House in Roeland Street and a Tintegel in Buitendacht Road.
Needless to say, the weather disallowed our trip up Table Mountain.
Much of the afternoon was spent eating, shopping and chatting, before walking to the Convention Centre for World Scholar’s Cup check-in and registration.
At 7.45, we were all safely back at the hotel. Cape Town streets are not for the faint-hearted at night. Everyone should have spent the evening studying in their rooms in preparation for the ‘real deal’ tomorrow morning.
Greetings from the mother city.