Prince picked us up near the cruise terminal and we were off! Our first stop was Boulders Bay to see the African Penguins. Hundred of
Penguins, sunning themselves, diving into the surf or just standing, gazing at the sea. Some were losing their downy feathers which were
floating in the breeze and collecting in balls of fluff. (A sign stating “Penguins will bite” warned visitors). Large granite boulders along the
shore were impressive. Leaving the area we saw a family of baboons in a residential area with a volunteer holding a sign warning to be careful, baboons don’t like close encounters. The Cape has numerous beautiful bays and beaches, spectacular views abound, Simons Town was charming.
Prince drove us along “Chappies Drive” to the Cape Of Good Hope Nature Reserve, where we saw seals sunning themselves on nearby rocks, Ostriches feeding along the roadside and more baboons. We also saw a small herd of eland in a valley below the road.
By then, it was lunchtime and Prince took us to Imhof’s Farm, where we had a tasty lunch with a lovely view. A rooster and hens entertained us.
On our return, Prince showed us Bo-Kaap, so colorful with unique architecture. It seemed every vista was beautiful, every bay and beach so lovely.
Prince also gave us some history regarding Bishop Tutu and Nelson Mandela’s struggle against apartheid. We only had 12 hours in Cape Town
and would have liked more, unfortunately our flight was leaving at 8:20pm. We thanked Prince for a great experience and complimented him on his driving. Definitely a 5 star tour.