Hello, friends! I know, its been a while... but things have been busy (as I'm sure it is for you too) and tonight is the first time I can sit down and continue my story of my fantastic trip to South Africa in December.
Right, so where were we? We had survived the flight, visited the Penguins at Boulders Beach, and gone into Cape Town proper.
To get to Cape Town we took the scenic route from Fish Hoek, which takes us along Chapman's Peak. This drive is magnificent so I cannot recommend it highly enough for anyone wanting to enjoy the Cape's beauty. You can read more about the info regarding the road here, but this post is for us to just enjoy the sweeping views.
As always, click on the image to see it bigger.
You start off from Noordhoek, where the road starts to climb up...
Ahead of you is a cliff face, and possibly falling rocks..! (ah, but there are nets to protect you).
You can stop along the way to drink it all in. Above you...
... and below you.
To your left, the road you drove in on...
In front of you, open ocean...
And to your right, Hout Bay, your destination.
Two things to be aware of as you drive: cyclists use Chapman's Peak, so share the road (in fact, cyclists are everywhere in this area - which makes driving quite difficult), and there is a toll of R42, so bring some cash with you.
And when you get to Hout Bay, you can look back at the road, carved into the mountainside.
And dip your toes while you get acquainted with the leopard statue, watching over the beach. You can read more about it here.
More stories to come! Have a great week!