Cape Town (1) Getting Excited (with UPDATE)

Cable Car on Table Mountain, February 1964
I'm really quite excited. I'll be heading off on Tuesday night for "Africa's Grandest Gathering."  the 13th Cape Town International Jazz Festival. It's the third time in my life I've been to Cape Town. A picture of my very first visit is above (I'm second from the right, and definitely the shortest person in the picture). The Cape Town Jazz Festival merited a mention in last  year's State of the Nation speech by the South African President. I spoke recently to Rashid Lombard, Founder and CEO of the Festival. How did that feel, I asked him. Deleting the expletives he told me:  "I fell out of my... chair". More to follow.

UPDATE 1st April

South African Tourism took us up to see the view on a cloudless day for Table Mountain. I found the old cable car on display. Yup, I can reach the straps these days...

Old Table Mountain Cable Car. 1st April 2012

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