After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjug... [read more]
Date: August 18th 2010
Scenic Cape PeninsulaWednesday, August 18 we have a full-day, 140-mile, round-trip to Cape Point at the southern tip of the peninsula and although it rains off and on all day it’s amazing. On the way south, we follow the western coast.
Seal-covered isletsAt Hout Bay we opt to take a boat out to see a seal colony. Great experience even though the boat is tossed around by fer ... read more