I spent nine days in South Africa! If you missed part 1 click here, and be sure to follow my South African adventures using the tag #RenelInSouthAfrica2014. Today’s itinerary took me from Cape Town to Cape Point including several parts of the Table Mountain National Park.
We started our morning in Cape Town by heading up to Table Mountain. Table Mountain received its’ name because it’s a level plateau, which is approximately 2 miles side to side.
The sky was overcast for most of the morning, but we decided to take a chance. We were hopeful because on the road up to the mountain everything looked clear. However once we parked and got in line the ticket office said there was little to no visibility from the top. As you can see from the photos the clouds were heavy and swooped in within the short time it took us to park.
After a quick stop at a local camera shop we continued on our way towards Cape Point.
Muizenberg is a beach-side suburb of Cape Town also known as the birthplace of South African surfing. The shark spotting program is an early warning initiative in place where spotters on the mountain relay info for the surfers.
The black flag means the spotting conditions are poor. It was really cloudy, but that didn’t stop surfers from entering the water.
My favorite part was these cute and colorful beach houses on the beach. (more…)