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Nathalie’s Travel Diary

Wednesday, 30 Nov 2005

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

MapToday we went on the Peninsula Tour! We met the guide, Louise, in the lobby at 8.45am ready to go. When we had picked up some people from other hotels we started the drive down the coast… We followed the Atlantic Seaboard, past Clifton & Camps Bay & stopped in Hout Bay from where we had the opportunity to go to Duiker Island (for an extra R35) & see Cape Fur Seals. The seals were amazing & believe it or not a young whale was spotted! – Though I didn’t see it because of some very pushy Japanese : ( Afterwards, we drove along Chapman’s Peak Drive to Simons’s Town from where we were going to see a colony of Jackass Penguins at Boulders Beach. Well, we didn’t just drive all day – we brought mountain bikes! However, before the ride from the lighthouse at Cape Point down to the Cape of Good Hope we had lunch at a beach inside the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.
After the hike to the lighthouse at Cape Point we started the ride down to Cape of Good Hope, which was about 6 km. It was a beautiful ride down, though I couldn’t get past the fact that the bike had no foot brakes, so it took some time – but then I could enjoy the view (“,). When we’d taken loads of pics the time came for us to start the drive back to Cape Town. On the way back we took a route that led us through Scarborough and Kommetjie. We arrived back at the hotel at about 6.30pm. Yesterday when we went to get our hair braided there wasn’t enough time for Ross to get his done as well, so, once again we went to Africare so he could get his hair done. It turned out really nice, though it wouldn’t take long before it came undone…