CAPE TOWN – PENINSULA

Cape Town is a very special place to live and a very special place to love – Natural Wonders that will take your breath away. Cape Town is synonymous with spectacular mountains, wildlife, enchanting sunsets, deserts, oceans and forests. In my opinion it has got to be one of the modern Wonders of the World.

Here is a must do! A sightseeing day trip. I often do this excursion with visiting friends or family. We start in Hout Bay and go around the peninsula to Cape Point and through to Kalk Bay. You will see that it ranks one of the scenic drives in the world.  

Chapmans Peak – stop for that picture perfect postcard shot to send home, then drive over the Peak and wind your way through the mountain pass all the way to Noordhoek. The natural beauty ahead will astound you.  Stop off for a walk on the beach, untouched and wild. Then go towards Kommetjie and stop at Imhoff Farm. There is a snake park, nursery, and artisan goat’s cheese and tasting room at the cheese dairy, a wide variety of eat-houses, farm stalls and cute shops.

Misty Cliffs – drive along the coastline where surfers hang and dolphins play, you may see both. Carry on into Scarbrough. If you stop for lunch the Whole Earth Cafe is really good or wait to have lunch at the Point. Keep your eyes open for baboons – DO NOT FEED THE BABOONS! They are dangerous. Go into the reserve to the Point and see the two oceans meet. Lunch at Two Oceans Restaurant, if you enjoy crayfish and a stunning view then the terrace is perfect.

Simon’s Town – naval base rich maritime history, yacht harbour, cute shops, Victorian buildings a toy museum and a good choice of restaurants…Bertha’s, Black Marlin, Saveur the list goes on…

Boulders Beach, home to a large colony of African penguins, enjoy them in their natural habitat. When you’ve had enough go to The Scratch Patch just before Kalk Bay – you can collect your own mix of semi-precious stones, great gift for someone and memory from Africa.

Kalk Bay – Have a stroll down the main road a Mojito at Cape to Cuba, seek out hidden little treasures in antique shops up little side streets, an antique bookshop Quagga, high quality collectible rare books, maps, artwork and then there is Whatnot & China Town, an overflow of china you will be amazed! A few brick-a-brac shops and junk, art shops and I always pop into Kay’s and Memory Lane. I’ve been lucky many times in finding a little something at both.  

Mussels at Olympia café are really good and finally to end off the day sun-downers at Habour House bar, time to relax while the sunsets over the ocean.

QueenB!……..Abuzzing off

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