The flowers that bloom in the winter, tra-la

We went to Kirstenboch Gardens today; it’s still a little too early in the season for everything to be blooming, but there was still a lot to see, including protea, coral trees, and, of course, wonderful views of Table Mountain and the adjacent peaks.

After the gardens, we got back on the bus for a tour of the city center; unfortunately, the bus broke down! We spent about an hour waiting for a replacement bus just outside the Castle of Good Hope, but at least we had an interesting view: the castle, City Hall, Lion’s Head, and a homeless encampment!