Cape Town on Foot: Castle to Slave Lodge

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    05 Sep 2016
    Clock 20min      Length1mi
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    Turn right into Darling Street

    Pay wave

    Stop on the corner of this intersection. In a moment we're going to cross Castle Street, on your right. But before you set off, stop here so I can share a few cautionary words with you.

    Please keep your eyes open for pickpockets, and do not open your purse to beggars.

    Do not display jewellery or have anything valuable in the back or side pockets of your rucksack.

    As a pedestrian you are very vulnerable when competing with the traffic. It often seems like cars are aiming for you and accelerate once they spot you in the street. Look to the right, then left, then right again.

    Do not rely on the ‘green’ pedestrian man at a traffic light; he appears only for a couple of seconds, and in most cases at the same time as the drivers are given an arrow to turn directly across your path! So unless you are an Olympian 100m sprinter you won’t make it across the street without taking great care.

    This all sounds frightening, but it is better you are prepared than find out the hard way.

    So, now it's time to cross the street. Please do so carefully and I'll meet you on the other side.

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