Africa #4 Camps Bay @ Cape Town

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April 30th 2011
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Cape Town, Camps Bay, Table Mountain, the Twelve Apostles - great seafood - amazing wines - stunning scenery - a true Wow Factor to the third part of our time away - Mike, we loved South Africa.
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Beautiful, Camps BayBeautiful, Camps Bay
Beautiful, Camps Bay

Camps Bay on the Atlantic coast just 8km from Cape Town.
Camps Bay from AboveCamps Bay from Above
Camps Bay from Above

View of Camps Bay from back side of Table Mountain - known as 12 Apostles.
Cape Town from Table MountainCape Town from Table Mountain
Cape Town from Table Mountain

At a sheer 1000m the view over Cape Town from Table Mountain was spectacular.
Cable Car departing Table MountainCable Car departing Table Mountain
Cable Car departing Table Mountain

A cable car departing Table Mountain - a very steep and scenic ride.
Villa Sunset - 12 ApostlesVilla Sunset - 12 Apostles
Villa Sunset - 12 Apostles

What an amazing backdrop to a beautiful outdoor setting at our Camps Bay Villa - 3 of the 12 Apostles.
Villa Sunset over AtlanticVilla Sunset over Atlantic
Villa Sunset over Atlantic

We loved sitting poolside of an evening for sunset drinks and amazing ocean views.
Simonsig Winery - StellenboschSimonsig Winery - Stellenbosch
Simonsig Winery - Stellenbosch

Wow! Stunning scenery - winery with great character - and our tour guide really knew his stuff! Champagne, a slutty white (story behind this) and fine reds - glad we had a driver!
Muratie WineryMuratie Winery
Muratie Winery

Used cobwebs to great advantage - Jan had to be restrained from de-spidering - lovely vintage ports.
Table Mtn from StellenboschTable Mtn from Stellenbosch
Table Mtn from Stellenbosch

An interesting, distant view of Table Mountain from the Stellenbosch winery district - our villa on opposite side.

Kirstenbrosch Gardens, on the southern slopes of Table Mountain. Totally South African natives - here a beautiful protea -gorgeous place.
Pink IbisPink Ibis
Pink Ibis

We've often walked around Sydney & its parks thinking how ugly the ibis is - SA has a pink ibis - small & cute.
Hout BayHout Bay
Hout Bay

This was a lovely fishing centre south of Camps Bay. Enjoyed calamari & a local white from a sunny deck.
Seal IslandSeal Island
Seal Island

Despite rain and a stiff breeze we were impressed with our short boat trip out to Seal Island - the rocky surface was hidden by thousands of seals.
Souvenir StallsSouvenir Stalls
Souvenir Stalls

At every tourist venue, bus stop, point of interest - there were tables of souvenirs being flogged - even in the rain.
African PenguinAfrican Penguin
African Penguin

Had a close up and personal visit to an African Penguin colony - bigger than our fairy penguins, pink around the eyes - they ignored us too!
Cape PointCape Point
Cape Point

Cape Point is the most south easterly point of South Africa - the most southerly point is undeveloped & boring, so this spot gets the tourists - wow, it is so spectacular, high above the ocean.
Sydney SignSydney Sign
Sydney Sign

At Cape Point we found a sign post to a familiar place.
Cape of Good HopeCape of Good Hope
Cape of Good Hope

Adjacent to Cape Point is the more well known, Cape of Good Hope. This is our infamous touring group - the Aussie / Canadian Connection.

1st May 2011

Great views
A great set of pics! Your new camera is very versatile.
1st May 2011

Glad you are having such a fabulous time. Your photos are wonderrful, especailly of all the animals.
1st May 2011
Cape of Good Hope

Love the photos - keep them coming!!

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