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Cape Peninsula Tour cont.

After seeing the penguins at Boulder’s Beach, we get back on the coach to The Cape of Good Hope. Again, it is still early so we beat the crowds. But, Rob our tour guide, would have been willing to fight the crowds for our photo opportunity. (Any people in the picture are from our own tour group!)

We are there! At the most south-western point of Africa where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans collide.

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Some wild weather comes in rather quickly. It went from sunny to stormy.

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It is windy, too. But, another chance for a photo before it rains, briefly.

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We then take a short drive to Cape Point. This is a little further south. But wait, The Cape of Good Hope boasts that it is the most south-western point of the African continent. What, then is Cape Point? Although it is further south, I guess it is not further west!

We manage to get one photo of an ostrich sitting by the side of the road.

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It’s a long climb to the top of Cape Point.

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We are warned about the baboons, but we don’t see any. The only wildlife is a small gecko.

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Our next stop is Simon’s Town on the eastern side of the Cape Peninsula. We take a short boat ride out to Seal Island. The island is aptly named because it is home to hundreds of Cape Fur Seals.

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