Another beautiful day greeted us although Table Mountain was still under cloud cover. We decided to do the Cape Point today so headed off around 9.30 & drove south towards the Indian Ocean. We drove past the colourful beach huts you see so often in photos.
Past Simon’s Town which is home to the SA Navy then onto Boulder’s Beach. This spot is famous for the African Penguins that live here. We had been given the tip to see them at the beach and not at the “Viewing Point”. Great tip as we could see there were 100s of people there but we had the beach pretty much to ourselves. There weren’t as many penguins there but as I just sat at one point a penguin approached me – he would have been 30cm from me… extraordinary!
There was a separate area which is where they nest & there were several with chicks.
We then drove onto Cape of Good Hope where we parked & caught the ‘Flying Dutchman’ funicular up to Cape Point. At the top we were able to enjoy the views then it was down again to enjoy a lovely lunch in a restaurant with views to die for where we grazed on a seafood platter & officially celebrated Mother’s Day (well I did anyway).
On the way back we were fortunate to see a troop of baboons playing on the road
Our return drive took in the Chapman Peak Drive which was spectacular. It hugs the cliff & reminded me of the drive on the west coast of California & the Amalfi Coast! Some wonderful views!
The drive continued past Long Beach and Hout Bay, we then stopped at Camps Beach to have a quick look around.
It was then time to head “home” where we managed to catch the sunset over the Atlantic whilst enjoying a sundowner at Maestro’s… another great day!