South Africa
Cape of Good Hope Lighthouse

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  • Day12

    24.10. Cape Point

    October 24, 2017 in South Africa ⋅ 🌙 16 °C

    Weiter ging es dann in den Nationalprak "Cape of Good Hope". Der Leuchtturm war unser nächstes Etappenziel. Der Weg dahin führte uns durch wilde Landschaft voller Fynbosch, der typischen und einzigartigen Vegetation dieser Gegend. Zu unserer Freude blühen zur Zeit noch viele Blumen wie z. B. Proteen. Und tatsächlich machten wir die ersten Wildtiersichtungen dieses Urlaubs! Zwei Bonteboek (Buntböcke), leider etwas weiter ab von der Straße. Am Leuchtturm war viel los - klar bei dem schönen Wetter. Vom Parkplatz aus verzichteten wir auf den anstrengenden Aufstieg zum Leuchtturm und gönnten uns die Fahrt mit dem "Flying Dutchman" - einer Art Seilbahn auf Schienen. Atemberaubende Ausblicke taten sich auf und wir genossen das Panorama bevor wir wieder abwärts fuhren.Read more

  • Day4

    Cape Point

    June 10, 2010 in South Africa ⋅ 🌙 10 °C

    After today, I think its a possibility that this is the most beautiful city i have ever laid eyes on. Its absolutely incredible. The day started ordinarily enough. Caught a cab to central Cape Town to meet up with Matt and Dave.
    We ambled about town, making a visit to Green Market Square, where there was several small stalls and stands (mostly selling World Cup Merchandise).
    World Cup Fever has certainly hit this town, the symbol of which is undoubtedly the HORNNNNNNNNN. There are horns going off everywhere, and i mean everywhere. Continuously, you cant go a second without hearing one, or seeing 10 people blowing them. They are literally just walking on main roads, across intersections, blowing horns

    Its chaos, but you cant help but smile and appreciate their enthusiasm.
    Irritating as it may be, I was left with two choices; 1. continue to (rightfully) resent what is clearly an irritating instrument, or 2. embrace it, and when you cant beat (or ignore) them, join them. I chose the latter, purchasing a giant horn painted with the colours of the south African flag.
    We then elected to hire a car for a few days with a few adventures in mind; Cape Point, Waterfront, and some wine regions.
    Today we would journey off to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope. It was about a 2 hour journey along the coast, and wow, I quite simply have never seen as spectacular natural scenery. If the Great Ocean Road is good, this is 109045x better, give or take.
    Aside from a minor reversing incident by Dave... the drive went off without a hitch and was one of the best things iv experienced. We even stumbled across a wild Ox-like-thing (possibly a Zebu??) and some Osterich.
    Cape Point is the most southwestern tip of Africa, and made for some beautiful photos at sunset.
    Then i headed home, hit the gym and have now backed up all my photos onto my ipod.
    Tomorrow, im off to Robben Island first thing in the morning.
    Having such fun, and the whole aspect of World Cup excitement hasnt really set in yet... just a couple days til kick off!!
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  • Day18

    Cape Point

    August 12, 2012 in South Africa ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    Breakfast at Sweet Lemon was delicious, with cold meats, cheeses, fresh bread and customised bacon and egg meals prepared for each guest. With our tour driver Shanli having being forced to leave us early for another tour, we received a replacement driver, Adrian. By 9am we were on the truck, bound for Cape Point.

    What a spectacular drive it was, a little overcast, but clear enough, arguably the most beautiful scenic coastal drive around. From Cape Town, we drove right down the coast line, via Hout Bay and Simons Town, all the way to Cape Point, the most south western tip of the African Continent. It was just as enjoyable for me the second time, and Natalie loved it.

    Arriving at Cape Point, we were all given free time to explore. Nat and I went hiking, to all the various lookout points, taking in the spectacular views from all angles. We walked all the way down to the lighthouse, right on the tip of the point. We then jumped on the truck to the Cape of Good Hope, to take a quick photo. The serenity here was somewhat spoiled by the swarms of tourists.

    Next up, was a stop off at a Penguin Colony near Simons Town. Here, for a small entry fee, we could view dozens of little African Penguins, running around, just doing their thing. Amusingly, as we departed, a tourist registered a complaint with staff of the reserve, as to why Emporer penguins weren't available for viewing, despite their picture appearing on the wall on a list of all the worlds penguins. Some people are really, really stupid.

    Our final group dinner was to be at a Pub/Grill on the Cape Town Waterfront called Krugmann's Grill. It was fairly low key, this was not what you call a 'party tour group.' Our waiter named 'Clever' had a unique sytle and provided great service. There was no grand finale for our tour, sleep around 10.
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