Heather and Nate's African Adventure travel blog

penguins galore

penguin part 1

penguin part 2

penguin part 3

penguins ocean view

first baboon sighting

Baboon warnings

baboon on bench

ostriches near road

closer view of ostrich

views from the cape

Cape of Good Point

Cape of Good Point views

Cape Point

Another ostrich by road

baboon climbing tree

big baboon follows small baboon up the tree


We rented a car for the day and drove south to the Cape of Good Hope, which is the Southwestern most point of the African continent. South Africa is similar to England in that they drive on the left side of the road and Heather had the privilege of testing her driving skills on the South African roads. She did very well as the day went on without any major traffic incidences (although there was a minor incident with a bush). The drive down was very scenic as most of the route followed the Atlantic Ocean coast.

As we drove south to the Cape we encountered three animals: penguins, baboons, and ostriches. We expected to find penguins since we were planning on stopping at Boulders Beach--home to a colony of Jackass penguins. But the baboons and ostriches we encountered on the drive were an unexpected bonus.

The drive to Cape Point was a great day trip. The Point was extremely windy, but the views were even more spectacular than on the top of Table Mountain. In my opinion, the views here by itself were worth the trip. For some reason we didn't take too many pics. Maybe next time.

We also found a really good restaurant at Cape Point. We expected the prices to be outrageous since there was no competition for miles, but the food was great and the price was about $16 total for both of us (including tip). The funny thing about the menu is that we ordered from a section called For the Less Than Hungry . With that title I expected a light snack; instead, I got one of the biggest burgers I had ever seen.

After returning to our hostel, we prepared to leave for Zambia and Victoria Falls the next morning.



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