Cape Town – Part 6 : Cape Of Good Hope.
If you haven’t already fallen in love with South Africa, by the time you’re done with this post, you will be. In love. And adding a new destination to your list of holiday spots to visit.
When in Cape Town, at least one full day must be allocated for a drive to the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, which is the southwestern tip of the African continent. From Cape Point, it’s where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet.
As soon as you set off from Cape Town city, you’ll drive along the west coast of Cape Town and be stunned by the beauty of Camps Bay.
The coast is lined with gorgeous apartments and hotels. I want one of these! Haha..
Every beach you drive past, there are innocent kids playing and enjoying their country. I love the way this bunch was oblivious to my camera and were doing cartwheels as they moved along the beach.
The one thing I miss the most about NZ is how we would drive for hours and then catch a glimpse of water and get so excited about it.
It happened to us in South Africa too. =)
The view was utterly breathtaking.
The South Africans made sure everyone got to drive as close to the coast as possible. And literally cut a road through the rocks. We drove on a road that was right IN a mountain structure.
After about 1.5 hours, we arrived at the entrance of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.
It costs R80 (~SGD15) per person to enter the reserve and from there, it’s a short drive to the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point.
Cape Point was amazing. Make sure you take the cableway to the top where the lighthouse is. You can also walk up if you like the
There was a sign right up on the top of the lighthouse. I so loved that Singapore was on it. Only a few cities were mentioned on that sign, and our tiny little island of Singapore was actually one of them!
I only cared to catch Singapore in the light. Hahahaha!
This was the Atlantic Ocean side. It was gorgeous!
And there I was, looking so tiny in the picture when I snapped the earlier shot. I love the hubby’s perspective.
And this was the Indian Ocean side. It was dreamy. And you can see the peninsula of Pringle Bay right across the waters.
Cape of Good Hope is just a short drive away from Cape Point. It’s a serene little corner.
There was no way to capture the beauty of the place in a camera frame because it was just so awesome. You would have to stand right there and take in the breeze and just stare and marvel at those waves.
I never thought I would ever get to visit the Cape of Good Hope in my lifetime. This was a huge blessing. And I loved it there. =)
All posts on our visit to Cape Town are archived here – Visiting Cape Town.