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A hot and sunny day we decided to head for Cape Point.


Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope are actually NOT the Southern most part of Africa (that would be Cape Agulhas 150 miles East of here) it's pretty close, only by a couple degrees. This is where the Indian Ocean meets the Atlantic Ocean and almost the closest you can get to the Antarctic without getting on a boat.


But first, a short boat ride is in order to see some seals. Close to our condo in Hout Bay is Duiker Island only 20 minutes away and a breeding ground for seals. 

 The boat ride goes past beautiful towering cliffs true SA fashion, of course there is a full bar on board even though the ride is only 45 minutes long. We availed ourselves of a cold frosty even though it wasn't quite 10 am!  It had to be 5 o'clock somewhere!

There are A LOT of seals here.  They certainly put on a show when the boat arrives.  Jumping and frolicking all around.  Sadly, our beers got in the way of catching them in action and in the air.

On The boat was an underwater viewing area (left)

A local turned a seal into a money making picture pose.

Traditionally, we are met by Cape Minstrels on our return from the boat singing for money.

Then it was time to hit the road to Cape Point. This means driving over Chapman's Pass - a scary road that goes over the mountain with crazy drops straight down to the ocean.

The views were pretty good though, once you got over the fear of driving over the edge!

Almost there, and always something to see all along the way!

We had to take a vernacular to get to the top. Cuz there was no way in hell we were trekking 3 miles straight up to the top in 90F temps!

Cape Point Lighthouse.  They had to build a new light house lower down the cliff because the original one was always covered in clouds and fog from the Two Oceans meeting.  Sucks when you are a mariner and can't see land. 

We know this from experience!!


Cape Point - Where the Indian Ocean meets the Atlantic

Looking West


You can't go the day without lunch, so we splurged out on Cape Town's most famous seafood platter.

Prawns, mussels, langoustines, calamari and a divine local fish called Kingclip.

Complemented with a Windhoek Lager and some local bubbly!

Can't go wrong!!

And YES!  We finished every last morsel!!

Now it was time to go back home, but along the way we stopped at Boulder's Beach. Which is beautiful, but not the reason we went there.


It is the largest Jackass Penguin

breeding colony in South Africa!!!  Jackass penguins are endangered.  And yes, they sound like Eeyore.

Time for the scary road home...  Damn you FOG!!!

And finally...





...Yeah, and apparently under the actual sign as well!


A great day viewing wildlife and the natural beauty of Mother Earth! 


Tomorrow is our last day in South Africa then we head to Namibia.  Here, my friends, I think Wendy will go crazy with photos as it will be her first time in the country.  I lived there for 3 years (albeit 35 years ago!  Shit I'm getting old!!)

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