Cape Town Sea Wildlife!

Throughout the Cape Point National Park and in other areas of Cape Town, one can spot many different animals. On a hike in Cape Point, we were able to spot an octopus, hidden under a rock at low tide. Seals were either filling the waters or piled on the rocks. Lining the cliffs one can spot rock dassies and tortoises as well. Photos of whales breaching in the bay will come soon!

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White Sands, Blue Seas

The tip of Africa is one of our favorite areas to visit when traveling to Cape Town. Known as Cape Point, this national park is home to impressive white-sand beaches that stretch for miles. On sunny days, the ice-cold water is a lot more inviting, but don’t be fooled! The water comes straight from the Antarctic ice that melts during the summer. These unedited photos show how remarkably beautiful the blue seas and white sands are. Look out for more water photos with unbelievable blues and greens!

Cape Town’s charming penguins

One of the most delightful activities you can ever experience is to visit the irresistible penguins that are living throughout the Western Cape in South Africa. These have truly become our favorite birds and you can swim with them at the famous Boulders Beach.  This is a beloved pastime for us when we vacation in Cape Town.  The landscape is stunning and these charming birds can entertain you for hours.

Stunning Suikerbosrand – Biking in the bush in South Africa.

This is definitely one of my favorite places to go biking in South Africa.  This vast landscape was filled with zebra, bok, ostriches, wildebeest and other bush animals.  You never knew what you would see on your bike ride.  The trails were overgrown and added to the feeling that you were the only person amidst all this beauty and the animals.  On this particular bike ride we were able to sneak upon a very large herd of zebras and have them see us and give a thunderous trampling to quickly escape us.  It echoed throughout the whole valley.  Fantastic!

Look how lucky I am to biking in the bush! This place is an amazing, somewhat deserted and windy landscape. We loved to go biking here and in fhe far background there are lots of zebras, and you will find overgrown trails, Sprinkbok, Wildebeest, zebra, snakes, ostriches and various other bush animals. It was always quiet and still except for the animals here. It was one of the places I looked forward to most, to hike and bike and enjoy the nature in South Africa.
Amazing biking in South Africa

Mopane what?!

One morning I came downstairs while we were living in Johannesburg, South Africa and opened the fridge to find this! I was horrified! I did actually scream and then my domestic helper from Zimbabwe began to laugh!  She explained that Mopane Worms are such a yummy snack when fried, becoming crunchy and quite tasty.  Unfortunately, my inclination towards chocolate and disinclincation for eating worms got the best of me and  I could not try one.

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