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Cape Town, South Africa

An amazing end to an awesome road trip

all seasons in one day 98 °F

Look out San Francisco cause Cape Town may just offer more beauty, better weather, and a scenic coast drive that rivals Highway One… in fact, we found that it has more variety of activities in a smaller area. Table Mountain and Lion’s Head both offer great walking/running routes and a little bouldering for fantastic views of the coastline and the city.

The beaches are beautiful along the coast and the water is a bright blue color. Along our drive to most south western tip of Africa at the Cape of Good Hope, we stopped in at a shark center and a penguin habitat. Boulders National Park is home to a pretty amazing penguin population and the park is designed to let you get up close and personal with them. It was shocking that they let us actually swim in the same waters and sun bath with them on the same beach, but hey… T.I.A! We really enjoyed our time with the awkward little animals.

We highly recommend driving around the peninsula and stopping at the cute little towns. With Robin’s eagle eyes for food she spotted Mama Lucy cooking up some pork fat and we were able to have our last real African meal with corn grits (mieliepap). FYI, there is a toll to drive Chapmans Peak but it has stunning views of the bay on a nice winding road.

Posted by Robin-and-Kevin 03:06 Archived in South Africa

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Mummmm, thanks to you, I now dream on Africa. :)

by Gen

I just love this city and it is my one of the favorite holiday destination. I have visited Cape Town couple of times and enjoyed a lot in both of the trips. I can’t forget magnificent view of Cape Town from Table mountain and crystal clean beaches. I visited most of the Cape Town tourist attractions but I could not visit the Boulders National Park. One day I would be definitely there. Thanks for posting this nice article.

by Ricky Pointing

wow amazing pictures

by Daniel83

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