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Travel Blogs from Simon's Town
... left the national park area.
Stopped off for dinner in Simon's Town, about half way back to Cape Town, and it seemed such a nice place that I decided to return a couple of days later and stay over. It's much quieter than Cape Town (and the staff in the hostel seemed bemused when I told them where I was going) but a really nice place to spend a couple of days. Took the train down, incredibly cheap (but then most everything is cheap here at the ...
... a pool of blood. It then came back around and finished off the rest of the seal. We then went back towards the island and anchored up and started the cage diving. We got a lot of activity at the boat with a few ~3 meter sharks staying around and going after the decoy and bait lines. I got in at the end and the shark ran into the cage a bit and I got some awesome pictures and video. There was a guy using a fancy camera and holding it over the side into the water. There was ...
... some time to talk in small groups to get to know each other better. Two girls specifically stuck out to me since we were the same age. One fully competed here high school years, called metriculating, and the other dropped out because she had a child. The one who dropped out had no drive or ambition to return to school. Her friend metriculated and didn't have a job, so why would she waste her time? Her point of view seemed logical to her. She was getting money from the ...
... s Town, a village with charming Victorian architecture, a naval base and most interestingly, a village where a large penguin colony resided at the beautiful Boulders Beach!
So you guessed it! We were here to see the African Penguins also widely known as the "Jackass" Penguins for their donkey like bray! Interesting facts!
Once out of the ...
... to pose for photos in front of the Cape of Good Hope sign! Beyond the sign, a rocky path leads up the top of the headland for a panoramic view. Our final stop for the day was at Cape Point, the southern most point of the Cape Peninsula. Getting to the lighthouse at the top of Cape Point involves a steep climb of 20-30 minutes, but you are well rewarded with spectacular views of the ocean in three directions and of course, of the iconic Cape of Good Hope.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
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