Cape Point & Gansbaai

The house where I stay has been fully booked for a few days. Forced to change accommodation I took the opportunity to go and see something else. The first thing to check off on the To-Do list was Cape Point. Cape Point is the most south-westerly tip of Africa. To get there you have to enter a gate to get inside a big nature reserve in which you can drive around and, unlike Cape Point, find non tourist crowed spots within the nature reserve. Instead of heading straight to Cape Point I went to a place called Olifantsbos which turned out to be a beautiful area where I also found the main attraction that the whole nature reserve has to offer - baboons 🙂BaboonsDSC_0009 DSC_0007 DSC_0006 DSC_0005DSC_0027 DSC_0026 DSC_0025 DSC_0024 DSC_0022

Eventually I checked out the cape of Good Hope, Cape Point and some other spots in this nature reserve. Here are some more photos I took during my visit in this nature reserve.DSC_0029DSC_0030DSC_0032DSC_0034DSC_0035DSC_0037DSC_0039DSC_0041DSC_0047DSC_0056DSC_0058

After Cape Point I went straight to Gansbaai where I arrived 8:30 p.m. The whole town was completely black due to the fact that the power was shut off. Africa has big problems when it comes to electricity supply, so occasionally they just turn off the power. This causes of course all kind of problems. For instance when you want to find out where your backpacker place is located... Fortunately a friendly guy I met in the dark helped me locate my stay for the night. The house in Gansbaai where I stayed for the night seemed to be a cosy place with candle lights. Some other Germans stayed there as well and we were all going shark diving early the morning after. So I went to bed quite early to get some hours of sleep but I woke up in the middle of the night from something that was crawling on my back... It turned out that my room mate for the night was a big fat  rat, so I woke up far from rested the next day... The shark dive did however made up the lack of sleep 🙂DSC_0059Early morning in Gansbaai

DSC_0072DSC_0061Shark bait...

DSC_0093DSC_0081DSC_0089DSC_0090DSC_0076DSC_0103Back in the harbor I spotted this rare bird. It's a Black Oystercatcher.

DSC_0106After Gansbaai I went straight back to Blouberg but I pasted this wine district called Franschhoek on my way. I think this place also was worth a photo.

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2 Responses to "Cape Point & Gansbaai"

  • Sandra
    February 8, 2015 - 8:58 am

    Very nice photos. What an adventure, baboons to look at as well as a lot of other species, interesting! But the rat UGHH

  • Lisa
    February 14, 2015 - 4:31 pm

    Epic adventure, including the rat roomie !


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