So, after meeting Maria and our driver at the airport we went to the Hotel, Chartfield Guesthouse, in Kalk Bay just south of Cape Town. I was starving after all the waiting at the airport, so we decided to go and get some food right away. We found a small café just around the corner where we got a salad and just talked. After all, we had 10 weeks of catching up to do.
Later we went back to the hotel to get a shower and to unpack our bags. The room we have is just perfect. It’s fairly large with a king size bed, large bathroom and a super nice view.
After a shower and some rest, we went out for some nice dinner and wine down by the harbor.
After a good nights sleep, we got up and got a really nice breakfast. Pancakes, omelette, bread, fruit, freshly made orange juice and coffee. Sweet!
Our rental car got delivered at 9:30 as planned. We packed our bags, bought sandwiches and got on our way towards Cape Point. At first I was a bit scared of driving on “the wrong side” of the road, but after a while I felt like I had it under control. After all, it’s been 10 years since I got my South African driver’s license.
Cape Point/Cape of Good Hope was even more beautiful than I remembered it to be. It’s probably the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen. The weather was nice and sunny, but very windy! Some times it even hard to stand straight. But that didn’t spoil the great view. In the park we also saw lots of birds, turtles, lizards and baboons.
On the way back to the hotel we made the mandatory stop at Boulders beach where you can watch African penguins. They are about 50 cm tall and really cute. Especially when they walk – they do that wiggling walk penguins do.
The day ended with a nice dinner and wine at FSH.
Here below are some photos from today (Tuesday, but I’ll write about that later)