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Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Kommetjie August 3rd 2015

Generally the City of Cape Town wants people to think it occupies the Southern-most point of Africa and that the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet there. The thing is, that's not actually true. Instead, not far from the suburbs of Fish Hoek and Simon's Town, there is Cape Point National Park. This park includes a location known as the Cape of Good Hope. It's confusing because the peninsular Cape Town sits on is often given this name too. Anyway, the Cape of Good Hope boasts the title of the "most South-westerly point on the African continent". To be honest it feels like this is an accolade the area just made up to get noticed. Though it's beauty means it merits being noticed. As Cape Point is not far from the city and Lindsey has a friend, ... read more
Cape of Good Hope
Cape Point Cliffs
The Lighthouse Keeper's Path

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Kommetjie June 8th 2011

Hi to all, well we are ready to try again, we are planing on leaving tomorow and wil not be going up the west coast again, to misty and wet, we will slowly work our way up the east coast to warmer Natal, first stop mossel bay, then take it from there, dont want to plan to much, as we have leart that things dont always go your way. Well our jeep seems to be sorted after fitting a new head, she seems to be going fine now, lets hope for the best. I must mention how help full Chris the owner of chapmans peak caravan farm has being to us, it is realy a nice park and feels like our second home, we will miss the good humor and nice chats and advice from all ... read more
two sisters i hink
my friend

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Kommetjie May 23rd 2011

Our first night capetown and what a night it was, this traveling thing realy never gets boring, I dont like to get bored and have nothing to do but this is now becoming a bit to exiting for my liking, i am starting to think just one boring day could maybe just nice for a change. well here are some idea of what we woke up to thismorning. cheers for now, Nick and Wanda.... read more
new type of fridge
cant find it

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Kommetjie May 22nd 2011

Well we were just settled in at tieities bay when it all srarted, monday morning i woke up with a stif neck and thought nothing of it , tuesday was even wors so i decided to see the local doc, he gave me a injection to relieve the pain and relax the neck and some physio, by wednesday i was admitted to the local hospital and kept semi sedated, they aranged for a specialist to see me but the only problem was that he was in Capetown, so our dearest daughter and fiance had to drive to tieties baythat evening, break up camp and drive us back to C.T. we arived here at 04.30 morning, by the way buksietjie (jeep) also blew another head gasket and is still out of order. Docters did mri and found ... read more
tieties bay
our front garden
tieties bay

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Kommetjie April 30th 2011

Well it doesent always go the way we want, but so what, our little buksietjie decided it is not ready to go yet and so it just broke a exhaust valve and bluew the head gasket for good measure, we have taken it for repaires and hope to have it back by thursday, will most probely only leave next week. The aircon works well only use it at night for heating, Wanda doesent want to get out of bed now it is so nice in the van. cheers for now.... read more

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Kommetjie April 22nd 2011

some picks of our 1 st stop at chapmanspeak caravan park.... read more
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Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Kommetjie April 22nd 2011

We are nearing the end of our stay at chappies and here are more pics, ... read more
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Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Kommetjie February 28th 2011

We're staying at a B & B in Kommetjie Just outside of Cape town for 4 nights. On the way here we stopped at a beautiful beach at Betty's Bay and came across a colony of African Penguins. The Southern coast of Africa is just amazing with high cliffs to the sea and beautiful white beaches in between rocky outcrops. We went to Cape Point National Park which includes the Cape Of Good Hope for a whole day where some of the cliffs are about 700 ft. high down to the sea. We went on a couple of hikes in the area and saw Baboon, Eland, Bontebok, Ostrich and many birds. One of the hikes was to the area of a few ship wrecks. Our last three days in South Africa we are spending our time ... read more
African Penguins
More Penguins
Cape Point Lighthouse




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