Day 11: Cape Canopy and Tour Dinner

Today was our excursion to Cape Canopy, South Africa’s biggest and newest zip wiring experience. We all woke up to stunning views of Cape Town before we headed off into the mountains.

We arrived in good time at Cape Canopy and as usual the boys dried up the cafe’s supply for the day. Each group went for a safety briefing before setting off on a 30 minute journey through the mountainous terrain, the views brought an unexpected tear to Ollie A’s eye.

The tour guides were full of enthusiasm showing off their experience on the wires even flipping over the wire before sliding down to the other end. A lot of the boys were apprehensive at first but soon got the hang of it. Quite literally for Harry M who managed to mistime his braking, almost drifting back into the middle of the wire.

Ryan H, Owen L and Alex W all wore their flip flops for the day, embarrassed by their stupidity, Owen L had a cunning plan, to wear his socks over his flip flops. The tour guides were in hysterics but praised him for his creativity.

I think it’s safe to say that this was the boys favourite experience on tour, all becoming experts by the end of the day. We headed back to the Lagoon Beach to freshen up and with some time spare, Henry K, Freddie J and Max L decided to brave the ocean for a dip. At 7pm we ventured to the Waterfront for our traditional tour dinner. The boys trickled out of their rooms in bow ties and braces all looking dapper.

Our tour dinner was at the City Grill overlooking the harbour. The set menu consisted of caesar salad, garlic bread and chicken wings to start followed by steak and chips. The main course was served, the steak was bigger than Henry H! He was determined not to be defeated and demolished it all but soon after it became clear that the steak made Henry’s body shut down in order to digest it! Bless!


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