Friday, December 3, 2010

Of Wine, Whales and Penguins

Cape Town is a great place for a road trip. With the help of a GPS for this navigationally challenged duo, we headed to the winelands as soon as we touched down. Devon Valley which sat serenely on the edge of South Africa's famous Stellenbosch made a very good start to the hols.

 

Loved the extra touch of rose petals and celebratory champers



You probably know by now my husband and I can't get enough of animals so off we went to Hermanus for one of the best landbased whale watching in the world. We must've seen more than 50 Southern right whales pass by. We didn't opt to take a closer look at the whales from a boat in fear of disturbing these gentle giants. Although boats are supposed to be at least 50m away from the whales, watching them from the low cliffs was more than good enough. This piece of news could signal that too much attention is unwelcomed.
We took hundreds of photos but never caught a good breaching shot. Here's a high five instead.

Balcony of Whale View Guest House
 


And how can we miss the penguins at Boulders Beach? A short 40 minute drive from Cape Town you get to see...

Even the penguin is screaming for me to stop moonlighting as PR for Tourism Cape Town so ok, lemme just squeeze in a few more pix.

Table Mountain


Camps Bay


Does anyone know what's this? It looks like a cross between a sheep and a llama.
 
A cutie running by the beach

He's set on not missing out on the good weather!


 Ok ok, stop already!


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That animal is an alpeca