Today involved a circle tour of the peninsula south of Cape Town. There are actually two points at the south end of the peninsula (which is about 1 ½ hours south of Cape Town). Cape Point is the most southerly point on the peninsula while the Cape of Good Hope is the most southwestern point in Africa. With all of the stops for pictures and viewing, our tour lasted 6 hours.
This is a truly spectacular drive. There may be some other great drives in the world, but we question whether there is a more spectacular 6 hour drive. The east and west coasts of the peninsula are different but have equally impressive scenery. The east coast has several interesting fishing towns as well as a major colony of African Penguins. The west coast has great beaches and a super drive clinging to the cliffs (Chapmans Peak Drive).
But the highlight were the views from Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope. Cape Point, with its old lighthouse involves a trip to the top on a funicular rail.
Not as warm as yesterday but still pleasant. Windy on the top of some viewpoints but still quite bearable. We are posting more than our usual selection of photos today (see Cape Town Album).