A final Peninsula farewell

I had to squeeze in one final drive through the Cape Peninsula before leaving. It’s an absolutely breathtaking trip with plenty of opportunity for some unbelievable pictures. We started from the City Bowl and headed over Kloofnek road following the coast line to Houtbay. From here follow signs for Chapman’s Peak drive. Remember to brings some dosh for the toll fee – ZAR33 per vehicle! It’s worth every cent!

the breathtaking chapman's peak drive

the breathtaking chapman’s peak drive

There’s plenty of spots to stop at either to grab a picnic, take pictures or both. Be aware of cyclists though! This road forms part of the Cape Argus Cycle Tour route and is a favorite for training under the cycling fraternity… one that I have slogged up myself quite a few times on a bicycle.

misty cliffs.

misty cliffs

From here we headed over onto Noordhoek, where we stopped off at Noordhoek Farm Village to grab some burgers at Cafe Roux. Really awesome little spot for either breakfast, lunch or supper with some outstanding live acts playing cosy, unplugged sessions on a regular basis. With sustenance ticked of the to-do list, our trip continued via Kommetjie, Scarborough and Misty Cliffs stopping of here and there for more pictures. Our end goal? Cape Point. Not to be mistaken for being the most southern tip of Africa, which is actually located at Cape Agulhas. Though in spite of that, it’s still a beautiful place to visit and forms part of the Table Mountain National Park.

looking across the bay from the entrance to cape point.

looking across the bay from the entrance to cape point

After a somewhat windy, but still luscious summer’s day spent taking in the beauty of the Mother City we headed back home with still some time to spare for an afternoon nap!

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