Down the Atlantic Coast

Trip Start Mar 11, 2006
Trip End Jun 02, 2006

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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

We took a trip by down the coast from Cape Town to Simonstad. It was a very picturesque drive with the tracks going right along the ocean for a good part of it. We had lunch in Simonstad and toured around. We then booked a private sight-seeing with one of the locals - an older British man with a rickety old van.
We drove to Cape of Good Hope National Park. It was another beautiful scenic drive with the ocean at one side and mountains on the other. Our first stop was visit of the light house at Cape Point. We chose to do the steep hike to the light house by foot and it was well the view (see photos). After Cape Point, we drove down to the Cape of Good Hope for some photos. Wow! Is the ocean ever fierce down there!! Many ships have found their demise on those rocks.
On our way back to Simonstad, we stopped at the beach just outside of town to see the colony of African Penguins. There were hundreds of them! The girls really enjoyed it. We watched the sunset with the penguins then boarded the train back to Cape Town.
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