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
Sunset cocktails. Big place to go on Sundays with lots of locals at all the bars and restaurants that line the beach
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 Casey082 954 4867