S Africa: Part 4 Camps Bay

Way behind, but this is the last part of our honeymoon pics. I have had this as a draft for months as there were so many photos to get through. Alas, the final chapter of our Cape Town Adventure.

The last part of our trip was in Camps Bay, the beachy part of town and maybe our favorite place that we stayed in Cape Town. Below is our B&B, The Bay Atlantic Guest House. Great location and highly recommend. The omelets in the morning were awesome (almost as good as yours Bill Rimby)

View from our balcony

The 12 Apostles mountain range behind Matt

We were only a 2 minute walk from town. We ate dinner at Blues that night (far right corner). The best part about all the restaurants is that they all allow BYOB without a corkage fee. Thankfully we were able to put a small dent in our abundance of wine that we had purchased a few days earlier.

Sunset cocktails. Big place to go on Sundays with lots of locals at all the bars and restaurants that line the beach

More Springbok

The next morning, we make our way the Old Biscuit factory for some shopping and more eating

I purchased some puppets here for my nieces and nephew

Most of the items in this store were only to rent for film sets

Was so amazed by all the beautiful flowers

Ostrich burgers mixed with ground pork-delicious!

The rest of the day we spent on a guided tour with a driver to show us all the sites and sounds. The black specs below are surfers. This same day at a different beach, they were trying to break the world record for most surfers on one wave, at one time. The record is 110 people on a single wave, set in Cape Town, South Africa in 2009. This attempt to break that record was unsuccessful.

Shark Spotters hang out a tops of cliffs and are in constant communication with the lifeguards below. Shark attacks are no joke in Cape Town. There are 4 flags to communicate to swimmers and surfers the shark status. Read more about it here.

Beef Biltong is like Beef Jerky and I couldn't get enough of it. They sold it everywhere so I was a happy camper

Next stop, Boulders Beach to check out the penguins

The African Penguin, also widely known as the "Jackass" Penguin for its donkey-like bray, are confined to southern African waters. They are the cutest!

They use these as nests. Lucky for us, it was nesting season

Little fact, Penguins mate for life 

The Boulders Beach Penguin colony was initially started with just two breeding pairs in 1982 and has now grown to more than 3000 birds.

If you look closely, you can see some brown baby ones.

An African badger, or Dassie, checking out the scene

This little one was so close, I wanted to take him with me

Next stop, Cape of Good Hope. Cutting through Table Mountain National Park, we spot an ostrich

A little antelope

Just on the outskirts of the Cape

The views were breath taking

These little roly poly bugs were everywhere! Totally freaky!

These were some crazy seaweed roots

The Cape of Good Hope has long been of special significance to sailors. Many refer to it simply as "the Cape."

I spot the ostrich again

Baboon time. These guys were just hanging out on cars and in the streets.

Oh and what's that to the right of them? Yes, $h!t. Nothing like coming back from a hike and finding that on the roof of your car.

Seals were swimming below

Whales were breaching but I could never catch them at the right time

No sign for Hong Kong-what the heck?!

Lizard catching some rays

A quick pit stop for a snack

As we head up to Table Top Mountain, we end our tour with our guide Sean. Told him I had to take a pic for the blog! He was awesome (all his details can be found at the end of this post).

Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town. We tried to go for multiple days, but either high winds or heavy fog delayed us until our last day. It was amazing and I am so glad we didn't miss it.  The view from the top feels like where heaven and earth come together. Or where the world begins. 

You take this incredible cable car up. It holds 60 passengers at a time.

Some shots going up

Couldn't believe how close I got to this Dassie 

Downtown Cape Town below

Can you see the cables? I was trying to show how steep the incline was for the cable cars. 

Thank you Cape Town for an amazing time. It was truly a trip of a lifetime. Now I just need to figure out how to get a job there so I can live there full time.

Camps Bay Accommodations

The Bay Atlantic Guest House
3 Berkley Road Camps Bay, Camps Bay

Ask for Beach, he runs the place
Phone: +27 214384341

Old Biscuit Mill
373- 375 Albert Road  
Cape Town, South Africa

Camps Bay Tour Guide
Sean Casey
082 954 4867


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