Bartholmeu Dias Rounds the Cape


Located on the middle of the roundabout at the intersection of Ceon Steytier Ave and Heerengracht Street, Cape Town is a statue, erected in 1960, of Bartolomeu Dias, a Portuguese nobleman and sailor, who was the first European recorded to have rounded the Cape of Good Hope, in 1488. Continue reading “Bartholmeu Dias Rounds the Cape”


Bo-Kaap Museum and Streets


Prior to embarking the RMS St Helena for my trip to St Helena and Ascension Island I spent some days in Cape Town. Cape Town, or the Mother City, has got to have one of the world’s most beautiful settings, sitting as it does in the shadow of Table Mountain hemmed in by it and a rugged coastline of stunningly beautiful beaches.

Notwithstanding how much I loved this South African gem I have, to date, written very little about my time there. Please see this and one other linked review as work in progress!

Bo-Kaap Museum

A visit to the small Bo-Kaap museum (entrance pictured above) is aimed at helping put the Bo-Kaap area of Cape Town into perspective. Continue reading “Bo-Kaap Museum and Streets”