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.


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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