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Day 6 – Township Tour

We took a township tour of Nyanga, and ate at a legendary outdoor restaurant, Mzoli’s. Our afternoon was filled with South African music, as we shared a workshop with composer, Bongani Magatyana, who directs several community choirs in the township.

Day 5 – Two morning masses and Home Stays

We celebrated early mass at the Norbertine church in Kommetjie, then followed the priest to his second congregation at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. The two congregations were very different, but each very welcoming. That afternoon, we made preparations for individual home stays with community members from…

Day 3 – Slave Lodge

On day three, we visited the Slave Lodge – a museum built in and dedicated to the former institution that held and sold slaves in Cape Town. We passed through St. George’s Cathedral and several of us walked the labyrinth in the courtyard, reflecting on the…

Day 4 – Robben Island

A gray, rainy ride to Robben Island introduced us to the prison island where Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners were held in terrible conditions. After such nice weather in Cape Town, the day seemed suited to our visit – which was highlighted by a tour…

Day 2 Hiked up to Cape of Good Hope

The group enjoyed another beautiful bus ride with a stop at a local beach to dip our toes in the ocean & collect a few shells. On to the Cape of Good Hope! After a very steep hike up we were treated to the most spectacular…

We are in Africa!

Good Day! I have to apologize for the late start on postings. Not sure if I should blame it on jet lag or just plane “hit the road running!” We have been busy! On Wednesday (day 1) we visited the Norbertine Abbey via a breathtaking bus…