Table Mountain is such an iconic image here in Cape Town, one has to get to the top and see the grand view. We decided to forego the cable car, and climb up.
Next up was a three day tour of the Western Cape Region, with Greg — the same guide who led our expedition from Durban. (He gets around!)
Next stop a visit to a penguin colony…
And then to the interior…cool mountain passes…following the route of the Trekboers…into the semi-arid Karoo…into areas where some speak only Afrikaans…into vineyard country.
Next morning we visit an ostrich farm. What amazing creatures! I had an experience similar to when we saw giraffes, that I must be at a Disney park, because these animals are too strange to be real…
Time to visit some vineyards before we return to Cape Town. Huge and beautiful vineyards, tasty and relatively inexpensive wines.
3 thoughts on “Exploring the Western Cape Region”
What a varied and fantastic part of the world!
Zeke, What an adventure to be able to sail to Cape Town, climb a mountain, see penguins and ostrich and too high light houses!!! Oh ! My!
Fantastic……Kate really wants to go there sometime in her lifetime.
Awesome post Zeke! One of my favs! Great to get to see so much that you experienced! Glad you got to take the cable car down the mountain – I’m headed for Bhutan tomorrow and there’s an amazing hike that must be done to Tiger’s Nest monastery… check it out: https://www.google.com/search?q=tiger%27s+nest+images&tbm=isch&imgil=mNZKQDH-IsjAoM%253A%253BRy0ZZRn0Nr5wAM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.tigersnestbhutan.com%25252F&source=iu&pf=m&fir=mNZKQDH-IsjAoM%253A%252CRy0ZZRn0Nr5wAM%252C_&usg=__iKrKI46e64YZF9HWgizeGIOLtnw%3D&biw=1252&bih=554&ved=0ahUKEwiJiLn1mYPQAhXlx1QKHQpEAeUQyjcINw&ei=4EEWWImYCOWP0wKKiIWoDg#imgrc=mNZKQDH-IsjAoM%3A
Unfortunately there is no cable car to get down – just me and my hiking poles!!! Have a fantastic time for the rest of your African adventure and catch you when you’re across the sea and I’m on Maui. xoxox Thanks for all the great sharing! Safe sailing, V