Cape of Good Hope - Cape Town - South Africa

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A visit to Cape Town is not complete without a visit to the Cape Peninsula National Park, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. We are two days in Cape Town, is one of those days we want to spend at the Cape. After breakfast we drive towards Chapman's Peak Drive on the M6 to the Cape. This is Chapman's Peak Drive toll road, but has exceptional views over the Cape and Cape Town. After Chapman's Peak Drive we drive through Simon's Town along the coast to Cape Peninsula National Park, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. We pay the entrance fee and enter the park. The roads in the park are paved. There are many touring cars in the park, so paved roads are convenient. There are several loops in the park that you drive. These loops are only accessible by car, touring cars are not allowed on these loops.

The Cape Peninsula National Park, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve is more touristic than we are used to. After three weeks tour of South Africa, we both have to get used to the amount of people. We first drive to the Cape of Good Hope. Along the road we see a family ostriches with two young. Of course we stop to see them op close. The kids walk right past the car but when the mother comes running up to our car, Sandra gets quickly into the car. Animals must have a comfort zone, but people have one too!

At the Cape of Good Hope are just a few touring cars arrived, so we walk quickly to a viewpoint at the top of the mountain. You can enjoy a walk from Cape of Good Hope to Cape Point, but we do not eat with us, so we drive by car.

At Cape Point we parked at the bottom of the large parking lot. The last part we walk upwards. Fortunately, the distance is not that big. When we arrive at Cape Point, we first walk to the lighthouse. We must occasionally push for a place with a view.
We leave the lighthouse and walk towards the old lighthouse. This is the Dias Point. Most tourist don't walk to Dias Point, so it is nice and quiet. Here we have a great view of Cape Point, but also about Cape of Good Hope. We walk back to the car and leave the Cape Peninsula National Park, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. We drive along Ocean View back to Chapman's Peak Drive, the M6, back to Hout Bay.

Cape Peninsula National Park, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve has several animals in the park. We saw ostriches, a blesbok and eland. There also live zebras in the park, but we have not seen them.

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