We drive to Kalk Bay through the Cape Peninsula National Park on a scenic route along the Atlantic Ocean. After some detours we arrive in the afternoon at the home of Stephan. Stephan owns a double house part of which is inhabited by his nanny who takes care of his son. At night we meet the fotographer Stan Engelbrecht. Stan and Stephan have published two table books via their own publishing house Dayone: ‘African Salad’
and ‘Dass i(s)st Deutschland’ The eatery where we meet serves excellent food.
Today we walk along the coast to Muizenberg. First we take a dive in the natural swimming pool in the sea. The beach is surrounded by colorful beach houses. Then coffee on a terrace next to the railway station of St. James. Inside the railway station a meeting of the local volunteer fire department takes place. On a beautiful footpath between the railway and False Bay we walk to Muizenberg. Here we do some shopping and visit an internet cafe. After lunch we walk back to Kalk Bay.
Natural pool in False Bay
The beach houses
Sundown in Kalk Bay
At night the alarm rings. Someone tried to get into the garden according to the nanny.
Through Simonstown we drive to the beautiful Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. After visiting the information centre we drive to Cape Point. On the cape there’s a lighthouse with great views over the ocean but also lot of wind which forces us to hold tight to the railing. There is a signpost with distances to places all over the world for example Amsterdam (nearly 10,00 km). After lunch we drive to the Cape of Good Hope, a true surfers paradise. Among all other tourists we try to choose our own photo opportunity
Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
View on Atlantic and Indian Ocean
9635 km to Amsterdam!
Cape of Good Hope
On the way back we find in Fish Hoek a car wash and get our dirty rental car washed. At night we have dinner at the False Bay restaurant in Kalk Bay.
This last day of our holiday we do some last shopping and clean the house of Stephan.
The gallery of Stephans house
The garden with view on the False Bay
Albertien on the gallery
In the evening we drive to the airport of Cape Town. Our rental car we can leave behind without much formality. The return flight to the Netherlands is progessing well and we arrive at Schiphol airport in time. The end of a very impressive holiday!