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... but parking at this time of the year is a major problem.
Tuesday was a glorious, cloud-free day; hot and windy. We decided to explore False Bay which stretches away as far as you can see - lovely white sands and exciting surf (actually, very reminiscent of Australia). However, it is mainly undeveloped and the beaches do not offer the lunches we have come to expect. We enjoyed the drive but headed back to Kalk Bay on ...
Today is going to be a full day of activities! I am going on a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula which includes going to the nature reserve, botanical gardens and seeing the scenic routes. This tour is $82 per person which is cheap as it includes hotel pick up and drop off and seeing everything that's amazing to see!
The first stop on our tour was Hout Bay where we got to explore everything and see the seals that are here! ...
Picked up by Adiel at 9 this time, so we could enjoy our
lovely breakfast fare, and off we went in the van for a Cape round trip –
Llandudno, Hout Bay, Nordhoek, Chapman’s Peak, and down into the Cape of Good
Hope national park. There are two capes,
like a mermaid tail, and first we went to Cape of Good Hope, 34 degrees south,
where we spotted baboons on the ...
... and calf elephants. I don't know how many, but they were right beside the road and kept popping out of the thorn bushes and walking across the road as if there was nobody there. In fact, there was a complete gridlock of vehicles stopped to look. We had elephants right outside the car window. We continued on to Hapoor waterhole and soon saw a lovely yellow mongoose, chomping away on dung beetles. A couple of jackals were foraging amongst the piles of elephant dung around the ...
... wine (and why wouldn't you) which was duly consumed.
Unfortunately for the group, lunch had taken its toll both on the 12 of us and on our schedule, with our last 5 tastings completed within about 15 minutes before rushing to our last vineyard for the day (or so we thought). Fortunately Hidden valley was still open when we arrived and we were duly ushered to our outdoor table.
Now at this point I should mention that it was a good thing ...