10 Apr 2017
Table Mountain/Camps Bay/Robben Island

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On Sunday our early morning Table Mountain plans were scuppered by a thick blanket of cloud covering the top.

We decided to get in our coach and take a trip to Boulders Bay which is home to a colony of penguins. The boys were able to see both chinstrap and rockhopper penguins who have made the beach their home.

We then headed to the beach at Camps Bay and the boys had some time playing sport and sunbathing. During this time we monitored the cloud cover above us over Table Mountain. At 4.30pm we decided to risk it and had our coach take us up to Table Mountain. We were extremely lucky and managed to get there at a time when there were very few clouds. The boys enjoyed the cable car ride up the mountain and then the spectacular views from the top. A truly unforgettable experience.

We then headed back to the hotel before walking down to the waterfront for dinner.

On our final day of tour we took the boat to Robben Island. The boys had a walking tour of the prison where political prisoners were held. We saw the cell where Nelson Mandela was held for 18 years and learnt about prison life for those kept on the Island. We finished off with a bus tour where we were taken to a few of the more prominent locations on the island, including the Lime Quarry and Robert Sobukwe's house. We then took one last trip to the V+A Waterfront for lunch before heading off to Cape Town Airport for our flight back to London.

The boys have been absolutely fantastic both on and off the pitch and have represented the school superbly over the past 13 days. I have no doubt that they will take home some memories from this trip that will last a lifetime.