Beautiful South Peninsular

Showing visitors our beautiful land is always a pleasure and it gives us a fresh appreciation of how lucky we are to live in such glorious surroundings.  Wendy and Erich from Newcastle, Australia along with their friend and hostess, Nora, arrived at our home at 11 a.m. and we made our way to the shabby chic village of Kalk Bay. We took a leisurely walk down the road and explored some of the shops before going to Live Bait for lunch.   The menu offers delicious sea food and throws in a view at no extra cost.  Wendy enjoyed her yellowtail (fish of the day) Earl had a seafood pasta, Nora hake and Erich and I settled for Paprika Calamari.  All highly recommended.  We shared a bottle (or two) of an excellent Robertson’s Sauvignon Blanc and finished with Creme Brulee and coffee.  Totally indulgent and delicious.

The Railway Station

The Railway Station

Converted into a store

A part of the old station converted into a shop

The Subway - When I was a child I used it to get to my swimming lessons

The Subway

This was the tuck shop where we used to buy our ice creams after swimming lessons

This was the tuck shop where we used to buy our ice creams after swimming lessons

The old post office is now a bric-a-brac shop

The old post office is now a bric-a-brac shop

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An old SAR Dining Car - now a popular restaurant

An old SAR Dining Car – now a popular restaurant next to the railway line

I had to pay R20 for him to pose for this photograph!

I had to pay R20 for him to pose for this photograph!

Nora, Erich, Wendy and Me

Nora, Erich, Wendy and Me at Live Bait

Erich, Wendy, Earl and Me

Erich, Wendy, Earl and Me

After enjoying our wonderful meal with excellent company we explored the harbour.  We noticed a few people walking around with Nuffield Australia on their caps and stopped to introduce our friends to their compatriots.   They were farmers on a Nuffield scholarship touring the country to learn about different types of farming in South Africa . They had found an apple and pear farm in Elgin interesting. There was an Irish farmer and a Canadian on the programme with them.   They were also going to Kenya and Russia!

Nora and I with one of the Australian farmers.

Nora and I with one of the Australian farmers.

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A friendly seal looking for a handout from the fishermen

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Kalk Bay Harbour

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On the Jetty

After enjoying Kalk Bay we took a scenic drive via Kommetjie and through Scarborough to The Cape Boat and Skiboat Club.  We did not go through Simonstown as it was Navy Day and congested with tourists.

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Looking across from Slangkop to Chapman’s Peak and Hout Bay

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Looking toward Hout Bay

Looking toward Cape Point from Smitswinkel's Bay

Looking toward Cape Point from Smitswinkel’s Bay

One of the hidden houses of Smitswinkels Bay

One of the hidden houses of Smitswinkels Bay

Looking across to Castle Rock

Looking across to Castle Rock – Cape Boat is just around the corner

Cape Boat and Skiboat Club

At Cape Boat and Ski-boat Club where the wind was howling

Shark Boat

Shark Boat

We spotted porpoises

We spotted porpoises – cropped and zoomed – but we saw them!

Our day ended with a glass of sherry at the club before dropping our friends back in Kommetjie.  Thanks guys for a fabulous day.

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2 thoughts on “Beautiful South Peninsular

  1. Lovely to see S.A and my friend Nora with you. Her husband worked with Don at Shell. Will see her Thursday and talk about the lovely sightseeing you all did.. Thanks for showing us the lovely pictures.

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