Friday 2017/01/20

Cape Town: Around the Cape


Today we are touring around the Cape: first eastwards passing along the Table mountain to the south towards Muitzenberg, the last beach with warm water currents from the Indian Ocean. First stop in Simons Town with nice Victorian houses. Next (longer) stop in Bolders Beach with a penguin colony. Our wild card is also valid here and we can also pass the long queue at another counter. Penguins are simply droll animals and even if here are as many people as penguins, it's fun.

We continue to Cape Point, the southernmost point of our journey. The actually southernmost point is the Cape L'Agulhas.

The Cape of Good Hope itself is rather unspectacular and only good for a photo with the sign there. We drive north on the west side of the peninsula with some detours along some wonderful bays and beaches.

But unfortunately: the Atlantic is far too cold for swimming, but there are some spectacular views. We have a quite good sushi dinner in Hout Bay.

It's too cold to sit outside after dinner any longer (and there's no sun any more) and so we are looking for another place to participate in the ritual of watching the sunset.