05/04/2004 my first day in South Africa with no one to plan for me or help me out, the next 3 days are my only self-directed days on this trip and will be spent in and around Cape Town.
Took a flight from Durban to Cape Town and got checked in to the Town House hotel in central Cape Town which was a very nice hotel and very well places for me to explore the town. It was getting late so I went for a walk down Government Avenue and had a look at the gardens there. Felt a bit lost and alone after spending the last week in close company with 9 other people and didn’t have much enthusiasm for more advanced sightseeing. Had dinner back at the hotel and tried to get an early night but actually ended staying up late and not sleeping well.