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Our last bit of sightseeing. Today we set out on a trip to Cape Point, that in the summer would be fantastic, but we unfortunately didn't pick the right day for it. Our guide first of all took us to a place on the coast - Hout Bay - where we could go on a boat to a little island to see seals. There were nine of us on the bus, and nobody moved - we felt sea sick just looking at the swell today. Next stop was a penguin colony, and thankfully on land. Several thousand African penguins, waddling around, sitting on nests and looking after fluffy youngsters - they were fascinating to watch.
We drove along spectacular coastal scenery, and entered Cape Point national park, where we ate a picnic lunch - OUTSIDE! What we really needed was some hot soup and a roaring fire. We had a look at the Cape of Good Hope from the cliff tops, and then drove down to the sea to mark the most southerly point of Africa, where we struggled to stay on our feet, the wind was that strong. If the weather had been good we could have done some walking and cycling, but gave up as the weather was getting worse. On the way back to Cape Town, the storm really hit, and the roads became rivers. We later found out that the storm had instantly caused 10,000 people in the townships to be homeless.
We celebrated our last proper evening with a meal at Mama Africa's on Long Street, a bustling place with live music.