Viewing the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point

The Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point are in the same park on the eastern and western sides.

The Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point are in the same park on the eastern and western sides.

I wanted to see the Cape of Good Hope and I didn’t realize that it was only about a 15 minute drive from Simon’s Town. Well … on to another adventure.

Thank goodness this lot was on an incline. At this point, I couldn't reverse! Lol

Thank goodness this lot was on an incline. At this point, I couldn’t reverse! Lol

We set off on the left side of the road in our VW Polo which we didn’t know how to reverse in and hoped for the best. On the way to Cape Point, we saw a sign for a museum and decided to stop in. The parking was very tight and I hoped that we’d be able to pull straight through and exit on the other end. Of course not! Lol As I sat there with my engine running trying to figure out what to do, I pushed the right way on the gear shift knob and what do you know …  the gear shift knob went IN and then over and ta-da … there was the reverse! Lol We backed up out of the museum and went about our way.

SA-CapeTown-Baboons-WarningIt was a really easy drive down the coast with beautiful scenery. I wanted to get out and take a few snaps, but I kept seeing these signs to watch for baboons! I was too afraid to leave the car, but I did take some photos from behind my window. Lol

We continued our drive and finally saw the entrance on the left hand side of the road. I wasn’t sure if they took cards, but … of course they did! What kind of tourist attraction doesn’t take cards? the penguins don’t. Eek! Thankfully, this one did though so we got in line to enter …. we didn’t know what.

Once paid, they give you a little map and you realize how big the park is and how much there is to see and do. We decided that we’d just drive down the main road and stop at whatever struck us. We turned down one road seeking a sunken ship in instead found a swimming pool, a freaking SWIMMING POOL, and an ostrich. Lol Amazing!

This ostrich surprised us while seeking a sunken ship at the Cape of Good Hope.

This ostrich surprised us while seeking a sunken ship at the Cape of Good Hope.

This swimming pool is at the Cape of Good Hope ... and it has rocks and seaweed and whatnot at the bottom. Would you swim here?

This swimming pool is at the Cape of Good Hope … and it has rocks and seaweed and whatnot at the bottom. Would you swim here?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We continued on to the Cape of Good Hope. It. Was. Breathtaking. It was also windy as hell! Lol We thought it was the place where the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean met …. apparently, it’s not. LolSA-CapeTown-Cape-of-Good-Hope-Family-8-22-2015

Well it was nice none-the-less. Lol There were a few tour busses and tons of tourists so it was hard to get a photo in front of the sign. There is also a little path that allows you to walk up and get a better view. We started up, but it was super windy and I had the baby (now a toddler) on my back so I didn’t want to risk it. We went up about 20 ft., took a photo and came back down.

It was then that we realized that there is a Cape of Good Hope (the western side) AND a Cape Point (the eastern side). We decided to head over. Cape Point is there the funicular is and the gift shop is. The view was amazing. We bought some magnets and then walked over to the food area. The baby was starving so we bought a pizza. It was DISGUSTING. Disgusting is too light of a word. I wanted to toss it into the ocean.Yuk.

Baboons chilling at Cape Point.

Baboons chilling at Cape Point.

Anyhoo …. we started walking back to the car and finally saw what all those baboon warnings were about. As we pulled our little VW Polo onto the street, there was a family of baboons just walking along! Amazing!

 

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