From Hout Bay we drove the stunning, scenic coastal road called Chapman's Peak Drive. Further south we rode through several small towns including a stop for lunch in Scarborough for some excellent fresh fish and then on toward Table Mountain National Park and the Cape of Good Hope. We retraced the route to the park entrance, turned right and continued north along the east side of the peninsula toward a quaint little harbor town called Simon's Town (circa 1800s) and then circled back to Cape Town.
RobC buying glass bead artwork from the locals.
A view of Hout Bay
Some graffiti that caught my eye.
Hout Bay. The start of Chapman's Peak Drive.
Chapman's Peak Drive, 9 km, 114 curves.
RobC in awe that he is actually at the Cape of Good Hope, the famous place he learned about during his early geography lessons in the Netherlands.
Coast along the Cape of Good Hope.
Most south-westerly point on the African Continent
The winds were so fierce at the Cape of Good Hope that our motorcycles were almost blown over. Seriously. They rocked back and forth as we were off taking photos. Every once in a while we'd look back to see if they were in need of rescue.
No shame here.
Several baboons and their young were meandering along the road.
It was a great way to start off our African portion of the journey. Tomorrow we get new tires and some service done at the Hamman BMW dealership in Cape Town and on Tuesday we heading east toward the beautiful Garden Route.