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Jan 27, 2016 - Trip down the cape peninsular

We had an early start to collect the hire car and drive down to the southern tip of Africa...the Cape of Good Hope National Park.. We were very lucky with the weather as there were a lot of heavy showers on and off all day but most of the time we managed to be either driving from one place to another or could find shelter during the worst of the rain. We called in to Boulders Bay to see the African penguins on the way south. They were mostly in very affectionate poses in pairs. Some were sleeping with their beaks on each others wing or...

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Dec 26, 2008 - Christmas at the Cape

Christmas on the Cape Christmas morning. Hard to believe when we look out the window and see the ocean, the blue sky and people already on the beach. We noticed a lack of Christmas decorations in the shops, in the towns or on private houses. There were hardly any Christmas lights even. Maybe Christmas decorations are just a North American thing. We opened some presents, surprised not only that Santa found us, but we must have been very good this year after all. We had breakfast, our sparkling pinot with and without orange juice and then...

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Nov 9, 2008 - Cape of good hope & Pinguins

Today we have been to the cape of good hope. We get very early (as usual) to get there when the tourist are not still there. It worked!! We climbed to the light house of cape point and then went to the other cape. really nice.. well my internet time is over now :(

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Jun 17, 2008 - On the road, first stop Cape of Good Hope!

As we were leaving Cape Town, the sun finally came out and Table Mountain appeared in all it's glory. Table Mountain is every bit as elusive as Mt. Rainer, and a whole lot closer to the city - right in the middle of Cape Town to be precise. Getting the truck packed this morning was quite a challenge - it took about an hour of packing and repacking to get everything in place but we finally managed. Finally, on the road - this is what I've been waiting for! Our head guide is a Londoner named John; Mark is the driver - he's from Northern...

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Apr 21, 2008 - The Cape of Good Hope

We spent Sunday exploring the Cape Peninsula. We drove south along False Bay on the eastern edge of the peninsula. We stopped in Kalk Bay for coffee and a walk down to the pier, then we stopped in Boulder Beach to see the African Jackass Penguins. They are so used to people that you can walk right up to them and they pretty much ignore you. In fact as I walked up towards the water, I was looking out ahead of me for the penguins and I almost stepped on one that was immediately underfoot. It didn't budge an inch, even as I brought my foot...

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Mar 27, 2008 - Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point and Cape Town

This morning we took a car ride along the ocean to the Cape of Good Hope, which is the Southwestern-most point of Africa and then to Cape Point which is the Southern tip of Africa. The road is rather like Highway 1 in Northern California; very windy (that’s with a long i) and right on the edge of cliffs overlooking the ocean. The beaches are all beautiful and deserted which meant that we saw pristine white sand beaches with turquoise waters. It was exciting going to the very tip of Africa, too. On our way back, we stopped at The Boulders,...

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Feb 3, 2008 - Cape Penninsular Tour and Dinner with Friends!

Was up early this morning although it was a struggle to get up...first time i've had to get up early for a while!! Wasn't impressed to see it had been raining in the night although it did mean it was a little cooler which was good if we were going to be walking/cycling etc... Bus came and there were three of us from Ashanti on the tour, ten people in total. We headed off towards Camps Bay and Haut Bay - very nice posh areas. At Haut Bay we headed to the harbour for a short boat ride to see Seal Island where there are literally hundreds of...

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Bridget's Trip!

Dec 13, 2007 - Table Mountain National Park and Simon's Town

Our drive today took us to Table Mountain National Park, which encompasses Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope and many other points of interest. This park includes numerous hiking trails, wildlife and beaches as well. We discovered a different species of baboon here called the Chacma baboons. They hang out all over the park but seem to congregate near the picnic sights in hopes of stealing some food from unsuspecting tourists. It is illegal to feed the baboons and you will be fined if you're caught. As we drove into Buffels Bay the baboons were...

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