Thursday, February 28, 2019

Touring the Cape Peninsula

Yesterday was a lot of fun - a private tour of the Cape Peninsula with Rob of Cape Convoy Tours.


We saw some of the same sights we’d seen on our 2013 visit, but we were able to travel at our own speed and enjoy conversation with Rob while picking up a wealth of information.

We started the day at a popular surfing beach that features easy waves and no sharks (so it’s said).



We next got up close to some African or “Jackass” penguins, although we never heard them bray (the reason for the name).







When we stopped at the Cape Point Park booth, we spotted a couple of amorous baboons hanging out - or should we say letting it all hang out.





It was fun to ride the Dutchman Funicular to the top and take in the views.











On our way out, just after Rob mentioned he never sees ostriches here anymore, what did we come upon?







A couple of times we noticed baboons sitting on the tops of cars. It looks cute until you realize they’re checking door handles to see if they can get in and pick up some food.








A break for some excellent fish (Kingklip) and chips.



Kathy bargained for a non-edible fish on the way back to meet Rob.





Then it was a magnificent ride on the coast road and back to the Doubletree - a good day.














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