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Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape of Good Hope November 16th 2009

Was picked up by the tour operator at Cape Point, the crowd was an elderly group of Germans, Swedes and Australians. They debated my age hotly, their best guess was 81 born. Man, people never get that one right :) We stopped for lunch at Simon's Town, the driver was a Dutch guy settled in South Africa, he told us an amazing story of "Able Man Just Nuisance". Simon's Town was a British Navy base during World War II and once a soldier befriended a dog. He brought the dog (a Big Dane) to his quarters, soldiers weren't allowed to keep pets, but the officers ignored the issue. As the Dane grew, he started accompanying the soldiers when they went from Simon's Town to Cape Town, for wine and women. The dog will wait at the ... read more
Penguins on Boulders Bch
Penguins on Boulders Bch
Penguins on Boulders Bch

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape of Good Hope November 16th 2009

Got there finally after we lost our way, but Denzel was very helpful. Its a huge place, meant for 6 people and am alone here (2 halls, 3 bedrooms, bathrooms with tubs, self katering kitchen n big garden back and front, all for Rs 4380 per night :) Beautiful surroundings, if ever one was to have a place for solitude, this is it. Have got food, alcohol, music n myself for company. No TV. Perfect :)... read more
Elands Cottage
Elands Cottage
Elands Cottage

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape of Good Hope November 16th 2009

Cape Point is the south western most point of Africa (its a misnomer that its the southernmost point, actually Cape Aghulas which is 230 km from Cape Town is the southernmost point and that's where Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean meet, but few people go there because there is very little to do there). Cape Point, the more popular of the two is inside the Cape of Good Hope Nature reserve. With the desire of spending time hiking at Cape Point, I booked myself at Elands Cottage (booked online, they won't take the booking of a single person on phone). Little did I know what I was getting myself into What I didn't know (and didn't do enough research on) is Elands Cottage is a completely inaccessible place in the nature reserve, in terms of public ... read more
Chapmans Peak
Chapmans Peak
Chapmans Peak

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape of Good Hope November 6th 2009

The forecast is for today to be the best weather of our three days in Cape Town, so Jessy has rearranged our itinerary a bit. Instead of city activities today, we have been driving along the coast. It is a gorgeous day -- blue skies, some white fluffy clouds, warm and breezy. We are driving alongside the Atlantic, which is crashing powerfully onto rock and sand beaches. We have just stopped at the "end of the world", billed as the southwestern most point of Africa (which actually doesn't make a lot of sense to me when I look at a map, as it is neither the most southern nor the most western, but I guess if you stretch logic it is the most southwestern...) -- Cape Point. We got up at 8 this morning, relatively well-rested ... read more
LDTG at Hout Bay Overlook
Cape Point View
Cape Point View

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape of Good Hope August 24th 2009

NAME HERE On Monday August 24th, Jen Tiffany and I rented a car. We decided to see South Africa with our own agenda. Renting the car was one of the hardest things that I did since being in Africa. We set up reservations with one company to get an automatic car and a gps. When the car company picked us up they took us to one location to pay for the gps, then they had to take us to a completely different car rental company to get the car. When we got to the second car rental company they tried to charge a higher price than what was originally quoted, which in the long run was the price we paid. Then when we got the car, the gps was not in it, so we had to ... read more
Bird Families
Penguins
Walking up from the water


Hi Everybody! Well, we finally got to do a couple of tours. It's been cloudy and raining everyday but one since we arrived. We did get to go to the National Aquarium our first day because it's inside. Then spent the next few days wondering around the mall, it's gigantic. Every store you can imagine. Finally on Monday we did a tour with Daytrippers. It was great, they really pack your day full of fun. We traveled down the coast and stopped at Hout Bay, took a boat ride out to Seal Island to watch the Cape Fur Seals. They were great. The big ones, which are as big as a bear when grown, mostly ignored us. But the little ones would come close to the boat and look at us and clap thier fins together, ... read more


Well, as per usual it’s taken me awhile to post this blog, in this case though I knew this would be the final one and it was actually a little difficult for me to come to terms with this fact as I really didn’t want the trip to end. (Also I left the SD card with all my photos in the Bodrum Hilton and just got them back!) Having started back in Shanghai in May it took me ten months to make it to the Cape of Good Hope. Along the way I had great adventures and met many interesting and wonderful people…I can’t wait to get out and do the next one! ... read more
Cape of Good Hope
South african penguins
One of the beautiful cape winers

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape of Good Hope April 22nd 2009

Day 2 (Wednesday 22-Apr-09, JRJ) Woke up at 8:15 refreshed after a great nights sleep to the news that the Liverpool - Arsenal score was 4 - 4! Fan-fricken-tastic! Not much to do in Capetown - so decided to hire a car which was only £15 a day. I went to the car hire place to collect our little shitty 1.1 Corsa, came back to hostel for Nat and off we went to explore the Cape Peninsula. On the way out of Capetown we got a bit lost, but eventually found the M6 to take us to Cape Point. Drove past a few more townships on the way - we can't get over how big these places are and how many people must live in them. We drove through Muizenberg, Simonstown and Boulders Beach (where we ... read more
Us at Boulders Beach
Penguin at Boulders Beach
The Cape

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape of Good Hope January 3rd 2009

Vandaag de Cape Town Tour gedaan. We konden geen auto boeken (alles uitverkocht) tem de 4e januari en om niet teveel dagen te verliezen en toch zoveel mogelijk dingen te zien, dan maar met zo een organisatie .. Ben niet echt een fan van omdat je dan geen vrijheid hebt 'ej stopt eens efkes voor ne foto' zit er niet in noch 'kunnen we hier wa langer blijven' of 'ik wil die wandeling doen' maarjah .. niveel keus dus. Het was nog een redelijk klein wendbaar busje, we waren met 9 in totaal denk ik. En de gids noemde Chris en iets met een O. Het laatste koppel moesten we oppikken aan de parking van de tafelberg (!), maar die waren in geen velden of wegen te bespeuren. Bleek dat die nog helemaal bovenaan OP de ... read more
Capetown
Capetown
Kaapse Klopse




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