Weekend in Cape Town. A clear sunny day on Sunday, so we headed to Table Mountain to take the cable car up to the top. We had views looking down over the city and of Robben Island.

The rest of the time we spent relaxing in the flat knowing that we have two weeks here to take it all in. On Monday we hit town, on a mission to sort everything out. The Angolan visa is proving to be a nightmare to get and runs true with all that I’ve read online.

We bought our coach tickets to Port Elizabeth for the 2nd July. It’s a 1000 mile round trip so we have decided to leave the Landcruiser in Cape Town to save on fuel. Still unsure who will be playing in that game. Brazil could be playing Spain or Holland at this rate.

The vehicle is booked in to get a proper look at with the best Landcruiser mechanic in town on the 5th July, so we’re glad we found him after making a few calls. It will get a proper inspection and service. The only problem we know of are the hand brake plates were worn out due to all the mud in the Okavango in Botswana. Luckily it’s an automatic!

One possibility, if the Angolan visa proves too difficult, is shipping the vehicle to Accra in Ghana. This would wipe out all the problem countries for gettng visas and also eliminate a huge distance at the same time. We would be practically home from there! We would still  hit all the countries we want to visit in West Africa. Waiting to hear back on this at the moment. It’s a possibility, if the shipping and flight prices are good for us.

More to come…..