30 October 2012 – Oprah, or Alfred?

089 O... I am famous

#89 “O”…. I’M FAMOUS (GC2G27Z)
V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa

S33°54.231 E18°25.296

This cache was, well, we suppose, literally a sit-and-grab located at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town – South Africa’s most visited tourist destination.

The cache itself had us quite confused for a while, as its origins and clue seemed to refer to Oprah Winfrey, but we were unable to find any reference to the talk show host in the area.

This minor confusion regarding the name seemed fitting as many tourists and locals alike, often and incorrectly refer to the V&A Waterfront as the Victoria and Albert Waterfront, in reference to Queen Victoria and her Prince consort, Albert.

In truth, it was Queen Victoria’s second son, Prince Alfred that began construction of the Cape Town harbour in 1860.  The first harbour basin was named after himself and the second after his mother, hence the name – Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

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