Alarm at 3.45am, out of the door by 4.00am. Speedy taxi and we make it to the airport in 30mins. We are the first of the group to leave with Nick & Raynee leaving at 5.00am, followed by Olivier, Roz, Mary & Harvey at 7.00am. There are only 12 of us in the 50-seat Canadair RJ200 so it feels like our own private jet. Tinge of sadness as we lift into the pre-dawn crimson Namibian sky. What a great holiday! The desert scenery beneath us is totally out of this world. Like some orange lunar landscape. Touchdown in Cape Town bang on time and we find an almost deserted airport. Straight through controls and we get the R53 (about £5) MyCiti bus to the city. Change to the F1 local service and we are at the Waterfront by 10.30am. Our hotel, the Victoria & Alfred is rather splendid. Not surprisingly our room is not ready (doh check in 14.00), but we are offered a room in their sister 5-star hotel – The Dock – instead. Yey- upgrade! But we turn it down, can you believe. We like it here. The rest of the Hampson-Ghani blog in Cape Town can be found here (if you can be bothered).
Nick & Raynee flew to Jo’burg then spent the day there before getting the BA flight to London.
Olivier, Roz, Mary & Harvey followed the H-Gs to Cape Town, whilst the rest of the gang spent the morning lounging at the Cori B&B (nice) and caught the afternoon flight to Jo’burg and the overnighter to London.
Thanks everyone for a great holiday!