This time tomorrow I shall be on my way to Cape Town for the weekend. It is a two-hour flight from Johannesburg – time enough for a nice cold glass of white wine between ascent and descent.
Sir Francis Drake, the celebrated English navigator, wrote of the Cape: “This Cape is the most stately, and the fairest cape in the whole circumference of the earth…”
Home to the famous landmark, Table Mountain, the shores of Table bay are where South Africa’s recorded history began on Christmas Eve in 1652, when, Commander Jan van Riebeeck, his French wife, young son and a small party arrived.
Cape Town is also home to one of my favourite shopping streets – the Main Road in Kalk Bay – it’s cobbled streets offer a variety of arts & crafts, pottery, unusual antiques, book stores, jewellery stores, curios and bric-a-brac shops. A shopper’s paradise! There is also my favourite rock shop, Rock Chic in the fishing town of Hout Bay. And let us not forget Cape Town is next to the Cape winelands…..yes, it is going to be a good weekend!
I am looking forward to purchasing some unusual and eye-catching gemstone focal beads from Rock Chic. Here are some of my necklaces in which I have used the gemstone beads I bought on my last visit.
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