Day Trips from Cape Town, South Africa
Wine, incredible landscapes, chocolate, boutique shops. Penguins, lighthouses, mountains. All the incredible sights I saw during a few days trips out from Cape Town.
Visiting the wineries of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch
South Africa, like New Zealand, knows how to do good wine. Taking a day out with a friend from my tour and a driver we visited some of the must-see wineries and did a tasting + lunch – it was an incredible day.
Chapman’s Peak Drive
The next day a group of us piled into a car and headed out for a day of scenery.
Heading down towards Cape Point, we stopped off to see the African penguins at Boulders Beach.
The colony at Boulder Beach started with just two back in 1982 and has grown to around 2,200. They are also known as the ‘Jackass Penguin’ from the noise they make like a donkey bray.
After being aww’d by the cuteness, we headed for Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope.
Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope
Cape Point is all about the flora and fauna, with amazing ocean views. It is situated between two of the earth’s most contrasting water currents – the cold Benguela current on the West Coast and the warm Agulhas current on the East Coast, otherwise known as the meeting of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
This winds up my time in Africa. It’s been an absolutely fantastic trip. So many landscapes and different types of wildlife. They always say once you’ve been to Africa once you must return as you leave you heart there. This was my second time to Africa and I know it won’t be my last. It was great to see a different side to Africa this time.
From here, I fly to Istanbul in Turkey for a night, then to Sao Paulo in Brazil and then bus to Iguazu Falls in Brazil and Argentina. It’s going to be a busy week ahead!