A day Journey to the Cape of Good Hope

On our last day in Cape Town, we took a trip to the cape of Good Hope, the most South-Western point (also named The Cape of Storms and The Fairest Cape In all the World).

Jeetees

This place has long been a special reference for the sailors and is now one of the top visited place in South Africa and apparently haunted by tormented and damned ghostly sailors that never managed to go sail pass the Cape.


At 7AM we hopped in the car and drove towards the preserved nature of the Cape.

The road following the mountain’s curves is breath-taking and truly demands some stops on the way to admire the coastline, the waves and the powerful setting around you.

A morning

Drive to the Cape

We got advised to go there as early as possible to avoid too many tourists and the road felt reserved for us.

The more we drove towards the end the stronger the wind could be felt and it gave this impressive feeling to the scenery.

Indeed, the Cape of Good Hope is part of the smallest but richest of the world’s six floral kingdom and includes 1100 different indigenous plants (some of them occurring nowhere else in the world) The Flora and Fauna of this park (especially once you pass the gated entrance) is quite unique: we spotted a lot of ostriches and some baboon (known to be aggressive) living in between rocky mountain tops and open sea beaches. If you take the time (and binoculars) you can spot more than 250 different species of birds including one of the two mainland colonies of African penguins.

This journey was breath-taking and so beautiful!

On our way back, we stopped by the little town of Muizemberg and had lunch on the beach facing those well known colourful cabins and surfers living their best lives. The seafood and sushi restaurant was amazing, you should definitely check it out: Live Bait.