A couple of Saturdays ago a few IH students did a day tour with Bazbus around the Cape Peninsula. It was a fun packed day with lots of different sights to see!
The Cape Peninsula Day tour from BazBus is one of the No.1. Day trips since 1995 and it is running 5 days of the week.
It starts off with the pick-up at the various accommodations in Cape Town. After a beautiful drive along the coastal road through Clifton, Camps Bay and Bakeoven we have our first stop at the nice harbor town of Hout Bay.
In Hout Bay we jumped on board to take a little boat ride to Duiker Island, where we can see hundreds of Cape Fur seals!
This island is 77 by 95 metres in size and is also called Seal Island.
Are these little fury animals not adorable!? But unfortunately a bit smelly ;)
Look onto Hout Bay harbor
Back onto the bus to the next scenic stop where we have a morning snack and a little group photo shoot!
And now a funny one
Along the beautiful and world famous Chapman's Peak drive we come through Simon's Town to Boulder's beach with the very sweet and clumsy endangered African Penguins.
These little creatures are also called Jackass penguins because of their donkey-like sounds.
Hello Mr. Penguin!
African penguins are only found on the south-western coast of Africa and Boulders beach is the perfect spot to watch them very close by.
Breeding Penguins - to keep the colony growing ;)
We continue our little bus journey into the amazing Table Mountain National Park to visit the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point. The natural vegetation of the area, fynbos, comprises the smallest but richest of the world’s six floral kingdoms.
Here we start our 5km cycle to the lunch spot.
Very sporty our students. Some even went much further than planned- all the way to Cape Point :P
A male ostrich which was chasing a female just before this shot was taken. The female ostriches have brown-grey feathers and do not look as nice as the males- as it is with most birds. They are the fastest running bird and they cannot fly.
Down at Cape of Good Hope our students give their best smiles whilst waving the South African flag
The Cape is known for its strong winds and currents- this time it was in our favour and the flag was perfectly positioned for the snaps.
Our final stop on this amazing day trip was Cape Point where we walked up to the light house.
The light house from below.
A trick of the mind at Cape Point is to believe that this is actually where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Indian Ocean – you almost expect a two-tone colour-divide in the seas leading south from here. The oceans actually merge all along the southern Cape coastline, not at a particular spot such as Cape Point.
A beautiful bird's shot.
Europe and New York seem pretty far away from the tip of Africa but who wants to be somewhere else when you have such beautiful nature and open space right in front of you?!