Thrilled to be at the Cape of Good Hope!
The Baz Bus has a day tour in their van to the peninsula for a tour. One highlight was riding their bicycles for three miles in the countryside.
People lived here at one time. Charles Darwin visited here, also. Now it is a preserved area with a few old cottages turned into guest cottages and a museum.
We can took a short boat ride out to see the seals on a big rock.
Or perhaps these are sea lions?
The African penguins nest on the beach. At one time I thought penguins were only in Antarctica, but I have swum with them in the Galápagos Islands and seen them nesting at the tip of South America near Ushuaia.
We visited the park office and museum and had a picnic lunch that was provided. It was amazingly good, a sort of buffet with salads and sandwiches and fruit.
A few blocks from the beach with the penguins is a charming little town.
Finally, we take a short hike up to the very tip of the peninsula, the Cape of Good Hope. It was a beautiful day, with just a hint of a breeze.
Looking down from the cliff- top trail.
Here is an interesting note of history.
A lighthouse at the tip of the peninsula.
Hiking up to the top.
View out to the Atlantic Ocean.
It was a landmark of a day. But there was another landmark coming up in just a few more days!