04.18.2011 - 04.18.2011
CAPE TOWN AFRICA
We had two major objectives for our last day in Cape Town: First, to see the colony of South African Penguins in Boulders Beach, and then to go to Cape Point, where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. At Boulders Beach advisory signs protect the little penguins from us humans (no petting the penguins!). Another sign says to check under your car for penguins before driving away.
We walked into the protected area and were greeted by this welcoming committee. These cute little guys used to be unflatteringly called "Jackass Penguins" because they make a loud braying sound like a donkey.
The protection of the penguins, the only species that breeds in Africa, appears to be successful. Their numbers are increasing.
Farther south, we eventually reached the dramatic cliffs of Cape Point.
We saw a few Cape Baboons along the road (along with numerous warning signs not to feed them as they become aggressive!) as we drove back to Cape Town.
One final visit to Victoria and Albert Waterfront -Hasta didn't get to pose with the penguins, so he got stuck with the beer.