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Learning, Living + Ballroom Dancing in Khayelitsha Township

Just outside of Cape Town is the township of Khayelitsha. We were given a tour of the township by a woman named Elise Elsing.

Elise has her own nonprofit organization that helps raise money to build new schools, daycares and buildings in the township of Khayelitsha.

We stopped by some of the buildings that she has built and it was truly inspirational the impact that she has made on the community. Here are a few photos of Khayelitsha and the different daycares we stopped by.

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One of the New 7 Wonders of Nature

You can't visit Cape Town without going to Table Mountain. Table Mountain is one of the new 7 Wonders of Nature. It is called Table Mountain because it is literally flat on top and when the clouds are hovering over it, it looks like a table cloth covering the mountain. Being able to take-in the beauty of one of the 7 wonders of nature is another once in a life time experience. We took a cable car up to the top of the mountain. The floor of the cable car slowly spins so everyone inside can have a good view.

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Waka Waka, This Time for Africa!

On day three of the program, we toured the Cape Town stadium where the 2010 World Cup was hosted. As a Sports/ Entertainment/ Events Management major, this was a once in a lifetime experience for me. 

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Facing My Fears: Diving with Sharks

What better way to spend our last day in Cape Town then diving with Great White Sharks!

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Welcome to Cape Town!

If you don't know where Cape Town is, it is on the south-west tip of the continent of Africa in the country of South Africa. Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities that I have ever seen. On one side of the city are beautiful beaches and ocean front properties. On the other side are iconic mountains such as Table Mountain and Lions Head which creates what is known as the city bowl. 
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