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Diasstrand

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  • Day288

    Kap Rundfahrt

    November 20, 2018 in South Africa ⋅ 🌧 21 °C

    Heute fuhren wir früh los, um die Kap-Halbinsel zu erkunden. Über den Chapman‘s Drive (Schauplatz diverser Autowerbungen) ging es zum Boulders Beach. Hier erwarteten uns hunderte von afrikanischen Pinguinen am Strand. Süss, wie sie hin und her watschelten.
    Von den Pinguinen ging es direkt in den Cape Peninsula Nationalpark, in welchem wir gegen Mittag das Kap der guten Hoffung erreichten. Wie wahrscheinlich alle Besucher fuhren wir zuerst an der bekannten Sehenswürdigkeit vorbei (da eine Baustelle das Schild verdeckte) und landeten beim Cape Point. An diesem Punkt führt eine 45 minütige Wanderung zuerst zum alten und danach zum neuen Leuchtturm. Trotz orkanmässigem Wind war es ein schöner, kurzer Spaziergang entlang dem Atlantik.
    Achja, das Kap der guten Hoffnung, deswegen waren wir ja hier. Auf dem Rückweg vom Cape Point machten wir Halt beim wohl berühmtesten Kap der Welt! Naja, ausser dem Schild war da allerdings nicht viel.. aber wir waren da.😅 Zum Glück entschieden wir einen Tag vorher, uns die sogenannte Wildcard zu kaufen. Die Karte berechtigt zum freien Eintritt in fast alle Nationalpärke Südafrikas. Die Gebühr für die Karte sollten wir nach unseren Berechnungen mit 5 Tageseintritten im Krüger-Nationalpark drin haben und somit ist der Rest gratis für uns.👏

    Vom Kap der guten Hoffnung ging der Weg über Muizenberg, wo wir auf die farbigen Strandhäuschen trafen, wieder zurück nach Kapstadt.
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  • Day11

    Cape of Good Hope

    February 19, 2019 in South Africa ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    In the morning we leave the hotel with another discussion about the payment of the bill, and we head to Cape of Good Hope.
    It is not a very long drive and it’s very enjoyable. We get there and we discover that the place is very big and has a lot of different paths. We start from a side path that goes up to the mountain to see Cape of good hope from a distant point, and then we move to the other path to walk to the historical light house. The path is incredible and we stop every second to take pictures! On the way back we even buy some souvenirs.
    Funny fact: a baboon stole my water and I got really scared! Fuffi said “if we were in a cartoon you would have jumped on me like Scooby doo”. The monkey came close to me, tried to take the water, I jumped and threw the water to her, but she would not stop, she went to Fuffi that gently passed the bottle to the monkey, and then monkey was happy, took the water and left me with a trauma.

    After Cape of good hope we had to hurry in order to go to see the colony of penguins. With one hour driving we were in boulders beach!
    The colony was huge!!! Thousand of penguins living their lives without caring at all about us being there watching them and taking pictures of them!
    In the beach next to boulders beach it is possible to bathe, and that’s where we did our first bath! Together with penguins!

    We stayed at the beach until the sun went down, then we picked an icecream and prepared ourselves for a long drive to Gordon’s bay.
    On our way there we got stuck on the street because of a huge event that was going on in a small village. We had to change our path and take a highway that was not recommended and that made us arrive at Gordon’s bay tired and stressed.

    Luckily at the hotel the landlady was really nice, warmed up some food for us that we took in the room and we could rest properly getting ready for the day after!
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