|Can I complete the whole of Round 9 of ABC Wednesday based on our four week stay in South Africa in February? Click on the photos to enlarge.|
And it is Victoria and Alfred, not Victoria and Albert. Construction on the harbour was begun by Prince Alfred in 1860, the first basin being named after him and the second after his mother, Queen Victoria.
It was redeveloped during the 1990s and today, the V&A is a vibrant shopping and leisure centre that is busy every day of the week, especially when the cruise ships call.
My next V is for vines and vineyards for which South Africa is justly famous with wine production concentrated around Cape Town.
The country’s history of wine making dates back to 1659 when the produce of Constantia was considered one of the great wines of the world.
The photo of a vineyard on the left was taken in Montagu at the western end of the Wine Route, an area noted for Muscatel, the sweet, full rounded wine with rich fruit flavours that is drunk on crushed ice or at room temperature.
The plastic horns blown by fans at the games have their origin in the kudu horn used to summon distant villagers to attend community gatherings.
On the right is our guide at Schotia with a kudu antelope skull about to demonstrate how the leathery outer simply slides off the boney inner horn.
But for the absolute last word on the World Cup and the vuvuzela, below is the Vuvuzela Song by Dave Henson in which Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha does get a mention, with apologies to Rihanna.