Cape Town. Page 2.
Simons Town marina
After a refreshing nights sleep, with only minor disturbance as the bar closed and that nights hardcore drinkers settled down for the night, Percy appeared at the agreed time the next morning, bright and cheerful, to start a full day of touring.
Percy ensures that his customers are very well looked after, not only by providing a luxury tour bus but also many comforts while touring, such as a cooler box filled with ice cold free soft drinks and snacks, many books, magazines and newspapers, air-con and best of all, over 100 cds of music across many different musical genres and I have to say this attention to detail would be so easy to miss as everything is always so at hand.
Settled in, we drive out of the city centre and away from Table Mountain that was once again standing majestic under the glorious sun. I am off on a full days adventure down to Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope, via Simons Town, Boulders Beach penguin colony, on the east side of the peninsula and then up the western side to visit Noordhoek, Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay and Camps Bay, to mention just afew lovely spots.
Simon's Town –
Looking at Simon's Town neat row of tourist shops, small car park and the public waterfront you would be hard pressed to realise that Simon's Town is also the home of the South African navy. The submarine and frigate might be a clue I guess but there was a disappointing lack of Richard Gere Officer and a Gentleman material roaming the streets and although a nice place to stop off and wander around, what you see is what you get and we were soon on our way again.
Boulders Beach –
A little further on and we reach the sheltered cove that is known as Boulders Beach, not this time the home of the South African Navy but the African Penguin, well about 3,000 of them. With Percy as my guide he is full of interesting facts about penguins in general and the African Penguin in particular, it would not have surprised me if he had suddenly started introducing them to me by name like a real life Doctor Doolittle, or maybe even more likely, started dancing with them Bert and Mary Poppins style.
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