As we drive over ‘Suikerbossie’ (Sugarbush) pass we are suddenly presented with a magnificent view of what is affectionately known as ‘The republic of Hout bay’. This quaint fishing village is the departure point for the boat ride to Seal Island, traditional home to thousands of Cape Fur Seals.
We drive from Hout bay over Chapman’s peak, arguably one of the most picturesque coastal drives in the world. After opportunities for a photo stop we continue onto the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.
This reserve is famous for ‘fynbos’ some varieties not found anywhere else in the world, as well as buck, Zebra, Dassies (Rock rabbits) and troops of baboons. The latter, whilst seemingly ‘cute’ should not be fed and are actually wild animals. The restaurant serves good meals and affords great views of False Bay.