It seems like every other blog post I write has to do with South Africa, either directly or indirectly, mainly because I had such an unforgettable time there and want to share my experiences with everyone — even if y'all didn't ask for it (note: I promise more non-South Africa content is on the way). This latest post highlights the amazing day I spent exploring the Cape Peninsula.
Located at the southwestern tip of the African continent, the Cape Peninsula is one of the most beautiful regions in the world, according to me and likely anyone who has ever been there. Everything is so striking and vivid, particularly in the springtime. Protea — South Africa's national flower — sprouts up everywhere as the ocean meets the sky in a way that's unlike any other ocean and sky union. It is, quite simply, a place that sticks with you for a lifetime.
To see the Cape Peninsula, my family and I went with Cape Convoy, a reasonably priced tour company that does outings in and around the Cape Town area. According to our guide Rob, who is anything but shy and retiring, we were in luck: unusually warm weather greeted us at a time of year prone to frequent rain and wind. This meant less crowds but the same glorious sunshine as the summer months. I can't say for sure, but I don't think I would have enjoyed the Cape Peninsula as much as I did were I exploring it in rain and wind, but perhaps it's one of those places that looks good no matter the weather, like those women who can wear a giant paper sack and still look fashionable.
Below are some of my favorite highlights from the day — full of laughter, penguins, a couple ostriches and truly spectacular views.