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At Cape Point

We finally made it to Cape Point, the most south-westerly point of Africa. But there was still some walking to do up to the lighthouse.

At Cape Point

At Cape Point

Many people cheated and took the Flying Dutchman Funicular instead, but that would take away from the sense of accomplishment at reaching the top, I thought.

At Cape Point

And a chance to catch my breath along the way while taking in more of the marvelous views.

At Cape Point

At Cape Point

At the lighthouse, there was the obligatory direction post. We’d travelled a long way from Sydney, that’s for sure.

At Cape Point

That’s the end of our Cape Point adventure. But I’m not done with South Africa just yet.

On the Way to Cape Point – Part 4

Aside from the animals, there were plenty of floral attractions on our way to Cape Point. The coastal flora was very reminiscent of those found on the Australian coast, I thought.

Flora at Cape Point

Flora at Cape Point

And of course, there was the wonderful wind-blown scenery. From rocky hills.

Cape of Good Hope

To foamy ocean.

Cape of Good Hope

And glorious peaks.

Buffels Bay

The last photo is of Buffels Bay (Buffelsbaai, or Buffalo Bay in Afrikaans). It’s a well-known braai spot (barbecue and picnic spot) very close to Cape Point. Wouldn’t mind a barbecue if the temperature was warmer and the wind calmer, but I’m guessing that wouldn’t happen all that often on the windy Cape!

On the Way to Cape Point – Part 3

There were a few more animal diversions on the way to Cape Point. Ostriches were common-place in the park. We saw this guy by the roadside.

Ostrich

And this guy was in a very beautiful picnic spot. In the distance, you can also see the lighthouse on Cape Point, our destination.

Ostrich

At Cape Point itself, there were many reminders of baboons, although none were actually in sight that day.

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Baboon

However, we saw this guy (lady?) by the roadside and stayed well-clear.

Baboon

And from big things to small – this hungry caterpillar was looking for its next meal, but none in sight on this rock.

Hungry caterpillar