Travel Blogs from Simon's Town, South Africa

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Western Cape Tour - Wine, Whales and Penguins, Western Cape, South Africa travel blog

Western Cape Tour - Wine, Whales and Penguins

A travel blog entry by allisonandjeff

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So, picking up where we left off, we finished our five week road trip around South Africa and returned to Cape Town to rest, sort out a few things and visit a few museums. Suddenly six days had passed, and we decided to rent a car for another week to hit ...

Penguins Bite, Simon's Town, Western Cape, South Africa travel blog

Penguins Bite

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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... we! It was definitely worth the wait, and actually ended up being cheaper than taking a taxi into town. It seems that it is the same throughout South Africa - getting to and from the airport is the hardest thing. How the country will function when it ...

Beaches for breakfast at the end of the continent, Cape Point, South Africa travel blog

Beaches for breakfast at the end of the continent

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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P P P Pick up a Penguin!, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, South Africa travel blog

P P P Pick up a Penguin!

A travel blog entry by worldramblings

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Cape of Good Hope ...

Boulders Bay, Simon's Town, South Africa travel blog

Boulders Bay

A travel blog entry by myjob

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... You start off with Table Mountain and continue down the coast for a breathtaking hour ride. Rebecca, Linus and I were off for Simon¡¦s town early in the morning and had a day at the beach and swimming with penguins planned. When we arrived we were off ...

At the end of Africa, Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa travel blog

At the end of Africa

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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Dream Two : Check It somehow seemed appropriate to be standing at the Cape of Good Hope, one month after I arrived in South Africa. I cried. I was alone and at the end of the earth. Next stop Antarctica. What joy. It turned out to be a most ...

Penguins that sound like donkeys, Simon's Town, South Africa travel blog

Penguins that sound like donkeys

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... we have no money and it's rather an expensive venture any way you cut it, and we'll just do it when we come back to South Africa (why not?  we put off everything else...) So we made our way back through town to the train station, where a ...

Sand + Wind = BAD COMBINATION, Simons Town, South Africa travel blog

Sand + Wind = BAD COMBINATION

A travel blog entry by cdrewitz

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... fears of those that think we will not eat properly on this vacation. To drink? Kevan had a mango juice and I had orange. In South Africa, fruit juice does not contain 5% real fruit, it is entirely from that fruit...and so we've been consuming many of ...

Driving the Garden Route, Simon's Town, South Africa travel blog

Driving the Garden Route

A travel blog entry by annaelise

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Hello to everyone back in the states and beyond! Things are going great here in South Africa. I have been enjoying my new friends Wendy and Roxy from Joberg. We have been out to a few dinners and to a comedy show and a little shopping on the ...

Driving to the most southern tip of Cape Town, Cape Point, South Africa travel blog

Driving to the most southern tip of Cape Town

A travel blog entry by momentsintime

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... what…….the seals.       Having seen tons of seals last year in the Galapagos Islands in South America plus since it was pouring rain outside, Michel and I decided not to go and with another couple and guide, ...

Arriving at Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, Cape Point, South Africa travel blog

Arriving at Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point

A travel blog entry by momentsintime

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... minutes later, we were at Cape Point!   We were at the tip of the Cape Peninsula 60 km south-west of Cape Town!   Yeahhhh! Having been declared a Natural World Heritage Site, Cape Point was definitely a nature enthusiast paradise with ...

Penguins penguins penguins, Simon's Town, South Africa travel blog

Penguins penguins penguins

A travel blog entry by whiteant

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Simon's Town (not Simonstown) is the home of the South African Navy - the drunks in Pretty Uniforms staggering out of bars at 7am on Sunday is enough evidence of that - and was invaded by Jackass Penguins about 20 years ago. They're now exhibit #1 in the ...

Penguins and Cape of Good Hope, Simon's Town, South Africa travel blog

Penguins and Cape of Good Hope

A travel blog entry by vincethepince

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... cage dive but we decided against it.  Instead we drove down the cape through Table Mountain national park.  We stopped in Simon's Town on the coast to see the African penguin colony which was awesome.  We also drove down to the Cape of ...

Devastation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Simonstown, South Africa travel blog

Devastation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A travel blog entry by flyphishn

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My Uncle Lenwood used to quote a poem that he has now forgotten. It started "I do not wish to fish the sea."  Well, i do, but it seems I am not supposed to. I had booked a tuna charter for this morning and was very excited about it.  When i ...

Simon's Town - Watch out for those penguins!, Simon's Town, South Africa travel blog

Simon's Town - Watch out for those penguins!

A travel blog entry by momentsintime

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... nbsp; Yeahhh! Time went by fast and half an hour later, we had arrived!   We were now in Simon’s Town, a village with charming Victorian architecture, a naval base and most interestingly, a village where a large penguin colony resided at ...

Boulders Beach, Simon's Town, South Africa travel blog

Boulders Beach

A travel blog entry by kellie1511

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Chilling with the ...

Jackass! - Penguin that is..., Simon's Town, South Africa travel blog

Jackass! - Penguin that is...

A travel blog entry by travelbug15

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... . I have to act all fancy and stuff. After stuffing our faces we went up to get Shabbeer and Shakirah. Since they live a bit south of Cape Town I decided we should head to Fish Hoek, Boulder's Beach to see the penguins and then down to Cape Point. I was ...

Dobrando o Cabo!, Cabo da Boa Esperança, South Africa travel blog

Dobrando o Cabo!

A travel blog entry by foradecasa

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... 'lica, com algo que até então não tínhamos visto, um trem que trafega sobre trilhos praticamente na areia da praia. Simon's Town também abriga uma esquadra militar em instalações imponentes.    Um pouquinho de história. O Cabo da ...

Hiking Cape Point's scenic trails!, Cape Point, South Africa travel blog

Hiking Cape Point's scenic trails!

A travel blog entry by momentsintime

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Day 7 – early afternoon Always one for a challenge, I was now ready to hike the trail leading way up to 249 meters above sea level just to see the old lighthouse at the top of Cape Point!    Even though taking the Funicular ...

Een kei-leuke dag, Simon's Town, South Africa travel blog

Een kei-leuke dag

A travel blog entry by africakids

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... dat houten vloeren een leuk lawaai maken en hij koerst dus door de gang bonkend als een bende wildebees) zijn we vertrokken naar Simon's Town. Een tof stadje en de tofste bewoners zijn de pinguïns. De meneer van de parking was nog zo vriendelijk om er ...

African wedding, Guguletu, South Africa travel blog

African wedding

A travel blog entry by simcha

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April 1, 2006 Saturday Guguletu, South Africa · For the videos posted here: Turn up the volume! One has sound and video, one has sound only. · For photos: Follow this link: http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8AaMmLlu5Zsm8y You ...

Welcome to Cape Town, Cape, South Africa travel blog

Welcome to Cape Town

A travel blog entry by nicolejohnson

... moving in and getting situated in our new place. I can see the Atlantic Ocean from my room and it is so gorgeous. Cape Town is absolutely beautiful. I'm having a lot of fun but since we left AE I am really looking forward to going home. Only 22 more ...

The Cape of Good Hope, Cape Peninsula National Park, South Africa travel blog

The Cape of Good Hope

A travel blog entry by carlaandmike

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... cape peninsula, and came face to face with bus loads of tourists which was a shock for us because throughout our whole trip in South Africa we have not been around crowds and mostly have been interacting with locals so it was weird to be around masses of ...

Abkühlung in Afrika, Kapstadt, Südafrika travel blog

Abkühlung in Afrika

A travel blog entry by our-trip

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Als wir nach etwa 24-stündiger Reise in Südafrika ankamen, erwartete uns Kapstadt mit 8°C und Nieselregen. Nach 16 Wochen in Südostasien bei geschätzten 34°C im Schnitt und gefühlten 3000% Luftfeuchtigkeit mal was ...

Day Tour, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Day Tour

A travel blog entry by robselclark

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... Cape Point, the penguins at Boulders Beach then finished with a walk around the botanic gardens. A long day, and Gerry stopped briefly in town at a Tanzanite vendor so we could take a look at their wares. Saw our first wild ostrich and a pair of eland in ...

Day 151(3) - SA, Cape of Good Hope - Famous Cape, Cape Of Good Hope Nature Reserve, South Africa travel blog

Day 151(3) - SA, Cape of Good Hope - Famous Cape

A travel blog entry by oliveramber

Made it to the Cape of Good Hope where of course the rest of the tourist buses were. Waiting for them to depart we headed up to a look out which stretched out above the crashing waves. Lovely views. Walking down we were met by an ostrich just chilling by ...

The Pelagic Boat, Simon's Town, South Africa travel blog

The Pelagic Boat

A travel blog entry by malcolmcollis

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... by Wednesday - maybe. Did the pelagic boat trip yesterday, something I've wanted to do for years but Judi not too keen. Had to be at Simon's Town for 6.15am as the winds were going to pick up later - this meant a 4.30 rise. There were six of us + skipper ...

Day Sixteen - Cape Point, Cape Point, South Africa travel blog

Day Sixteen - Cape Point

A travel blog entry by tofor85

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... scenic coastal drive around. From Cape Town, we drove right down the coast line, via Hout Bay and Simons Town, all the way to Cape Point, the most south western tip of the African Continent. It was just as enjoyable for me the second time, and Natalie ...

Penguins, Cliffs and Capes, Cape Point, South Africa travel blog

Penguins, Cliffs and Capes

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... coffee shop, mind you. And once again, it's ... penguins! We next headed down the east coast of the peninsula to a town called Simon's Town, a place notable for two things: A naval base, and... penguins! Yep, I've now seen penguins on three continents: ...

The Southern Tip of Africa!, Cape Point, South Africa travel blog

The Southern Tip of Africa!

A travel blog entry by sophie_ish

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We picked up our very plasticy Toyota Etios hire car and set of for Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope passing along the beautiful coast line of Camps Bay again and on through the ……. Pass. With sunshine and showers we explored Cape Point, ...

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