South Africa: Day 8 -Seal Island, Cape of Good Hope, Chapman’s Peak, Signal Hill

Today when I woke up I remembered to post a very beautiful landscape in Instagram, when I check on it after having omelete breakfast and sausages, it had twenty three likes already. Indeed, it is a beautiful picture and will always be to me (IG: journey_707). I finished breakfast early so I could go to the beach near my hotel for sunrise photoshoot, I walk about two minutes to reach the beach and hike the rocks to get near the waves. The rocks are slippery but I could manage to climb to the edge and spent twenty minutes on the photoshoot before going back to the hotel.

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My tour group departed at eight to ride a boat to Seal Island on Hout Bay. As the name say it, we took a forty minutes boat ride to see Seals, lots of them on a big rocks at the bay, there were plenty of them and birds sitting on the rocks. We also stop for fifteen minutes to take picture of the famous “Table Mountain” on the way to Seal Island. We spent another hour after the boat ride on the bay shopping souvenirs and drinking tea.

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After that we are heading to Cape of Good Hope, where Bartholomeus Diaz landed in Africa for the first time. There are lots of stops on the go, like the lunch we had at a beach in Simons Town which is beautiful place for tourism. We ate lobster and oysters in the restaurant for only $20, food in South Africa is pretty cheap actually. The road to Cape of Good Hope named Chapman’s Peak Drive, a road on the cliff near the ocean with very pretty view.

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We also visited Boulder Beach to watch Jackass Pinguin on the shore, laying on the beach. Cute little animals everywhere.

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It took another thirty minutes to Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope, the most south-west place in Africa where Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean meets.

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At night we went back to Cape Town and Signal Hills to see the whole city at night, outstanding view from the top. Then we had fancy dinner in a Western Restaurant, I had fish and vegetables soup.

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About agent909

Kevin is a research analyst at a macro research firm and a private fund manager since 2012. He holds a Master of Management in Finance degree from McGill University and has passed all levels of CFA and FRM exam. Kevin is an avid traveler and photographer, with a record of 33 countries visited in 2016. He is a freelance contributor at Getty Image and is running two website in his spare time, journeyman.live and putamencapital.wordpress.com
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4 Responses to South Africa: Day 8 -Seal Island, Cape of Good Hope, Chapman’s Peak, Signal Hill

  1. loisajay says:

    The red/blue/yellow/green houses..I couldn’t read the sign. What are those, besides very pretty? Oh, the penguins–so cute!

    • agent909 says:

      It says, “No trespassing”, I don’t know what it was, but there are lots of them along the beach. I’m glad that someone actually enjoy the post! Cheers!

  2. nani2227 says:

    Your photos are amazing!

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