Day 14 - Cape of Good Hope

Cape Point Travel Blog

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Small lighthouse at the entrance to the Kalk Bay harbor
I took the day to drive down to the Cape of Good Hope.  It's a great drive.  I took the M3 down through Kalk Bay and then on through Simonstown.

Kalk Bay is a great little town along the route to Cape Point.  All kinds of local shops and places to eat.  I recommend Olympia Cafe.  Simonstown is where the penguins are.  Although apparently they didn't get the memo that I was in town.  I expected to see hundreds of penguins but alas... only about 20 or so were on the rocks when I arrived.

Cape Point is awesome.  It is considered the point at which the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Oceans meet.  Interestingly enough, on one side the waves crash against the rocks with amazing force and on the other side... it seems incredibly calm.  You could spend a full day in the park hiking if you like.  The Lighthouse is interesting but very touristy.  Go early to beat the rush.

Whales were visible all along the drive.  It seemed like every time I rounded a bend there were people stopped checkin' out the whales.  I also recommend taking the scenic Boyes Drive.  There are signs as you drive down the M3 for it.  It's a really nice drive.
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Small lighthouse at the entrance t…
Small lighthouse at the entrance …
Kalk Bay Harbor
Kalk Bay Harbor
Seals... just chillin in Kalk Bay
Seals... just chillin' in Kalk Bay
Apparently at least Moby Dick got …
Apparently at least Moby Dick got…
Has anyone seen Fred?
Has anyone seen Fred?
Its a bird... Its a plane...
It's a bird... It's a plane...
No... you go in first...
No... you go in first...
A view from within the park
A view from within the park
Me
Me
De Gama landed here in 1497
De Gama landed here in 1497
Birds... on a rock...
Birds... on a rock...
Just so I can prove I was actually…
Just so I can prove I was actuall…
The landscape is quite amazing
The landscape is quite amazing
Me... up on the lookout point
Me... up on the lookout point
Cape Lighthouse
Cape Lighthouse
Cape Point
photo by: Biedjee