Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope and Simon’s Town

Because we drove to see these beautiful places, I will start with a note (not that I’ll ever forget) about our driving licenses. Well, we have completely forgotten them home. I think our neurons were either drowned in excitement because of our upcoming holiday or we didn’t have them at all, otherwise I’m unable to explain this.

But on a more positive note, I’ve learnt that in life, good or bad, everything happens for a reason. And if at the beginning I saw it as a major problem, at the end of the holiday I was pleased this has happened. Will explain why in a future post…

The car hire company in Cape Town accepted to give us a car only with a copy of the driving license so, early in the morning, on the 29th Dec, we headed off to Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope and Simon’s Town.

Cape Point: very windy, busy (long queue to enter the reservation park) but totally worth it. I have to add this is not Africa’s most southern point as many people think. In fact, the southernmost point is Cape Agulhas, about 150 kilometers (90 mi) from Cape Town.

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Cape of Good Hope: if you have enough time, I’d recommend doing the walk from Cape Point to the Cape of Good Hope. These are special places and spending good few hours there is a must.

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Simon’s Town: the main reason we’ve stopped here on our way back to CT was to visit some absolutely gorgeous little creatures – a well renowned colony of African penguins at Boulders Beach…

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