When visiting the Cape's South peninsula, be sure to check out these amazing spots.
The Cape Point Nature Reserve, located at the tip of the South Peninsula is nothing short of magnificent. Visitors come into close contact with wildlife like baboons, eland, ostrich, and dassies and the views are breathtaking. The cliffs are nesting ground for the Cape Cormorants. Walk through many of the hiking trails of the area, book a night, or stop for a picnic on one of the many unspoilt beaches of the area. Just keep a look out for baboons, they will steal your lunch.
The Cape Peninsula is home to the vary unique and rare fynbos vegetation, with more than 2200 plant varieties, which is more plant variety than the entire UK. Some of the proteas here are found nowhere else on earth.
Boulders Beach is just outside Simon’s Town. Named for the ancient granite boulders that dot the beach like an abandoned game of giant marbles. This beach is home to a colony of African Penguins. Previously called jack-ass penguins for their donkey-like calls, these birds are native to South Africa and are probably the cutest things you will ever see. Brought to the verge of extinction by human settlement, the populations have started to grow again in this protected area. The scenery and views are spectacular and a popular stop for tourists and locals alike.
Take a costume and swim the cool waters with the penguins, but keep your kids close, as little fingers are a delicacy they can't resist.
For tours around the Cape Peninsula, be sure to contact Muizenberg Tours and Travel to see what packages they can offer you. www.muizenbergtours.co.za
The Berg - Muizenberg and its surrounds is fast trying to reclaim its former title as South Africa’s premier tourist destination. The laid back lifestyle and natural beauty of the ocean, river and mountain attracts many people from all walks of life. Steeped in history and the birthplace of South African surfing, this seaside suburb is also arguably the best place in the world to learn to surf. “Aweh Bru” is dished out in abundance here, so be prepared to shake hands and make friends. There are very few places in the world where nature, culture and history combine in such a memorable way. Aweh!