Beyond that, we also passed the trendy promenades of Camps Bay and the beautiful beaches of Clifton and Llandudno, playground of the rich and famous before arriving at Fish Hoek, one of the safest beach on the False Bay coast. Lunch then called upon at the unassuming "The Beachcomber Bistro", facing the breathtaking beach and sea. From the various selections of fresh catch from the ocean, we started off with the usual bread and butter, followed by the pre-ordered seafood platter consisting of a sizable lobster and fish in skewer over a bed of rice and served with lemon wedges. This pleasant meal filled me up quite so soon and finishing of half the portion within less than half an hour, impatiently I dashed out to walk as far as I could towards the sea. By then, as the sun beamed high and bright over the water's surface, sweating was unavoidable yet we still stood around at the shaded area to appreciate the equally breathtaking surrounding.
From Fish Hoek, we returned again to Hout Bay for a seal stop and queued up with the rest of the tourists for the rough-tough, rocky and water splashing ferry ride to Duiker Island, also known as Seal Island, to see the large colony of thousands of Cape Fur Seals in their natural environment. Copious of father, mother and children seals were just there right in front of us on the rocks and they were least interrupted with our over excitement including taking as many pictures while trying to keep our balance as the ferry rocked in the waving sea water.
After the mesmerizing similar to an adventure sightseeing, within an hour, we were back at the jetty and made our way to Simon's Town to view the rapidly grown colony of the seemingly carefree African penguins. Here at Boulder's Beach, for the next half an hour, we walked, we paused at the sight of the first few penguins and we continued walking further up on the boardwalks that took us within meters to the hundreds of birds. Another nature captivating panorama, with one hour at hand, we took our time to behold the penguins behavior and intriguing habits from above their coves and nesting sites. And guess what? Boulders Beach South Africa is the only place in the world where you plunge in the chilly water and swim with the penguins!
Departing from Boulders Beach, the next one hour drive brought us to Cape Point to witness the natural phenomenon of the Indian and Atlantic oceans splashing together. Incidentally, Cape Agulhas is also the place for the official dividing line between the two oceans. Whatever, at this point when you have carefully balanced your act of walking on the huge rocks, the clash of the gushing Indian Ocean trashed by Atlantic Ocean behind where you are standing or literally at the end of the world is absolutely mind blowing. For me, this amazing and spectacular once in my life time experience I am still holding close to my heart. Never will I ever forget Cape Point for the infinite towering of the oceans. So, if at you are travelling to Cape Town, just go, just do it and just see it. Once again, let me stress that you will never forget this chance for the rest of your life.
Within the hour or so, we adjourned to the walking distance legendary Cape Of Good Hope and went up on the Flying Dutchman funicular from the lower station at 127 meters above sea level to the upper station at 286 meters above sea level. There are still quite a number of steps once you are transferred after the fun-great views and before seeing the first lighthouse completed in 1859. It still stands at 249 meters above sea-level on the highest section of the peak and is now used as the centralised monitoring point for all the lighthouses on the coast of South Africa. From high up at this point, it was another soul-stirring landscape of rugged rocks and sheer cliffs towering more than 200 meters above the sea and cutting deep into the ocean to provide a spectacular background.
Stay tuned for more in Day 3 Cape Town.
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