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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Sunrise at the tip of Africa, Cape Point, South Africa travel blog

Sunrise at the tip of Africa

A travel blog entry by whiteant

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After Saturday's organisational boo, Sunday had to be a marathon if we were going to see most of what Cape Town had to offer. So it was up at sparrow's in an attempt to get to Cape Point by opening time/sunrise. We almost made it - its a very long way ...

back on the sea side, Simon's Town, South Africa travel blog

back on the sea side

A travel blog entry by gonroamin

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wow what a view , we are sitting here looking over the sea across to cape town, the weather is quite stormy so there are big waves. The B&B we are staying in is great, very new and modern. We had a drive round to Boulder beach to see the penguins, and ...

Trip to the End of the World, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa travel blog

Trip to the End of the World

A travel blog entry by bilieva

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Exciting day trip to Cape Point - the most South-Western point of the African continent. I took a boat to view the seals from Hout Bay, then saw the African Penguins on Boulder Beach, biked to Cape of Good Hope and hiked to Cape ...

13/10/2007, Boulder's Beach, South Africa travel blog

13/10/2007

A travel blog entry by avengerpenguins

... Both were excellent in their own way but only the chippy sold mushy peas.   Getting a taxi back from the hotel into Simon's Town looked tricky - apparently they're not very reliable - but one of the hotel staff kindly offered to give us a lift, ...

Cape Point, Cape Point, South Africa travel blog

Cape Point

A travel blog entry by alexhuchet

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... much to do apart from admiring the landscape. On the way back, I stopped for Fish and Chips which is very popular in South Africa and also went to see the Penguins - the only ones on the African continent apparently. I made it back to the hostel ...

Cape Point:  Peninsula, Penguins & Protea, Cape Point, South Africa travel blog

Cape Point: Peninsula, Penguins & Protea

A travel blog entry by drfumblefinger

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... pristine region not only featuring great sites but also baboons and many protea. We enjoyed a leisurely drive as we headed south straight for Cape Point.  Here we stopped for a hike up to the lighthouse, hiked around trails and ...

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