It is not just penguins that you see on Boulders Beach in Simonstown. The beach has hundreds of Dassies, which look like a mixture between a cute squirrel and a rat.
If you are feeling energetic, there is a lovely walk from Constantia Nek up the mountain to the dams on the back of Table Mountain. While it is only around 7km or so, it is very steep.
The dams were built in the late 1800’s so have historical value for Cape Town.
Woodhead Reservoir wall
Woodhead Reservoir sign
Part of the mechanism of one of the dams
If you are keen to do the walk, here is the route I took (but I ran it).
My previous post was a pic of Table Mountain from Table Bay. Today’s pic is exactly the opposite – a pic of Table Bay from Table Mountain. Lion’s Head is the little peak on the left, and you can just make out Robben Island in the background.
Much as I love travel, there is nothing like arriving back home, and there is nothing like the iconic view of Table Mountain. This pic was taken on the ferry between the harbour and Robben Island.
You may have noticed the mile markers along Main Road in the deep south. There is one at the corner of Main/Steenberg road, another opposite the Old Bakery, and one in St James. Here is the original Lakeside marker.
According to the Muizenberg Historical Conservation Society, the original stones date back to around 1810. You may have also noticed (I didn’t) that there were two gaps in the sequence. Muizenberg and (I think) Kalk Bay.
Thanks to the Kalk Bay and St James Historical Society (and some cash from the City roads department), the gaps have been filled with brand new replica stones. This one is by the BP petrol station in Muizenberg. I have not managed to find the other new stone yet, but I will post a pic as soon as I do!