This is Afrika!
Cape Town day 1 a day filled with history & culture... After getting all cleaned up with literally a 2 min shower because of the drought (don’t dare to wash your hair in Africa) we headed out to soak in some Capetonian history & culture. Starting at the oldest square in the city (Parade square) this square was built in 1400’s for the trading business from Portugal to India, right outside of the’Castle
Of good Hope’ which was more of a fortress than an actual castle. A voyage from Portugal to India usually took over 134 month to complete from start to finish #Insane which is how slavery started. Slaves in Africa were brought from 5 different regions (Malaysia, Madagascar, India and from the Cape) slavery in Africa ended with Mandela speech in 1919 outside of the Town Hall parliament were over 250k people stood out to see him. Slavery was at its peak in the 1700’s when there were more slaves than actual “FREE” people, slaves were able to work and save money to buy their freedom. Once they were free they would relocate to Bo-Kaap section, the oldest standing neighborhood in Cape Town, The colorful houses of Bo-kaap are now a national monument. Each colorful house represents the different skill the ex-slave had (red=tailor, green=chef, yellow= miners etc..)
After the rich history lesson we headed to V&A waterfront pier to take a look at the old African trading port and some African performers dancing to the drums 🤗 I am in love with the energy this city has, Music is life!!!!
Ended our night at a local African restaurant @mamaafrica_cape_town with live African music... obviously had yo try the famous ‘Game grill mix (ostrich, venison sausage, crocodile, kudu, Warthog & Springbok) yumm.... dinner was simply Africanlicious!i