Friday, February 22, 2013

Visiting Cape Town #SafariSA

There are so many things to do in and around Cape Town you really need several days. With just three days we've done our darnedest to see as much as possible. From Wineries to Penguins, we did it. We were so lucky to get to start out from the beautiful More Quarters Redcliffe House. Just look at this entrance and the living room...


Our first day found us heading to wine country, through some of the most idealistic villages you can imagine. They reminded me quite a bit of California's Napa valley and other wine regions with lots of great restaurants and shopping. We did a quick stop in Franschhoek for lunch, which I highly recommend. Lots of shopping too.


We also stopped at Drankenstein Correctional Facility, which may seem odd. But it's the last prison that held Nelson Mandela and where he was released from. The entrance has a huge statue of Mandela and it is good to see. I would mention that you are not allowed to climbed on it, as the orange suited security guard is coming to tell us. We apologized profusely.

Day two we headed down to the Cape of Good Hope. On the way we stopped to see the Jackass penguins, named for the sound they make not their disposition, at Boulders Beach near Simonstown.

We also saw ostriches and there was a promise of baboons, but they did not appear. So sad.

We finally made it down to the southern most tip of Africa and got our picture. I'm sure it will make my mother's Christmas card this year.

And on the third day I rested and wrote this post. Early tomorrow morning we head to Lions Sands for our last leg of this trip. I'm glad we wrap it up back on safari. Stay tuned for lots of animals. you can follow us on Twitter with the hash tag #SafariSA.

For more on our trip check out my Safari pals Jamie at I am Not The Babysitter 

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