Beach Huts at Muizenberg and Lunch at Kalk Bay
Trip Start Jan 20, 2012
22Trip End Feb 04, 2012
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This may be the longest day in my South Africa travels. So much to see here on the Cape Peninsula it requires multiple entries here on my blog.
My next stop is at Muizemberg, a beach-side suburb of Cape Town and situated where the shore of the Cape Peninsula curves round to the east on the False Bay Coast. It is considered to be the birthplace of surfing in South Africa and I can understand why with these beautiful beaches and pounding waves. The beach is dotted with these darling beach huts used for changing into your swimwear and storing your beach bag. They are multi-colored and seem to follow a pattern of yellow-blue-green-red with different color trim. I can't seem to take enough photos of them. The really pop next to the pure white sand
While I am photographing, a young man jogs past the beach huts and his colorful clothing blends right in with the bright colors of the huts.
Further down the road is the quaint town of St James and they too, have beach huts that appear to be newer, but also painted in the bright colors.
Now I am in Kalk Bay, another seaside town with lots of fishing boats along the pier. I have heard the seafood is great at a place called Kalky's right pier side, so I have a great lunch of Fish and Chips and it is delicious!
After exploring the shops of Kalk Bay I continue my journey and the next stop is Simon's Town and Boulders Beach. Here there is a colony of African Penguins who live right on the beach. It is part of the South Africa National Parks system and you must pay a small fee to enter the area. Once there you can see hundreds of penguins happily living on a very beautiful stretch of beach. It is called Boulder's Beach for obvious reasons. There are huge boulders that form a little cove and there are people swimming there
Back on the road again and I finally make it to the southernmost point on this peninsula and climb to the top and see the Cape Point Light. The views are incredible and the sea is roaring wild. I drive down another road and see the famous "Cape of Good Hope" sign. This is the place where the legend of "The Flying Dutchman" was born. It is said to have started in 1641 when a Dutch ship sank off the coast of the Cape of Good Hope.
It was a long day of exploring and driving but I made it all the way down and back and returned to Svea's house and collapsed it the bed. A good tired and a great day exploring the spectacular Cape Peninsula.