On 14 April 2013, a partly cloudy but nice Sunday afternoon, Ninon, Dadou and myself decided to take an interesting short trip to this distinctive shaped mountain slope called Lion’s Head. This proud lion overlooks the city of Cape Town and Table Bay on one side, and the amazing scenic Atlantic Ocean coastline on the other. On a beautiful clear day the views are spectacular and great for taking photos, particularly of Robben Island. On our way up, the guys would catch their breath along the steep path while taking pictures and admiring the great views which inspired them to carry on further. Even exhaustion could not stop the excitement from Dadou and Ninon as we made our way around the lion until we reached the chains taking us to the very top.
The most exciting part for me was to listen to Dadou and Ninon sharing their experiences both good and bad about their lives in their own countries and a completely different perception they now have about South Africa in terms of cultures. We had such an awesome time on top of the mountain and the guys could not stop asking questions about South Africa and life in general as we basked in the afternoon sunshine looking down at Camps Bay with its beautiful blue sea. Well, what else can I say? Except to say another day well spent with two nice guys very keen to learn and expand their horizons with knowledge.
Robert Ngwenya, Volunteer Host, Cultural Orientation Programme