Boulders Beach is a beach next to Simon’s Town, somewhere next to Cape Town, where a colony of African Penguins lives since the 80s. They are friendly and are not bothered by tourists la like us and walk, play, swim and hold hands right next to you.
The beach is really beautiful and many interesting shape and color shells are spread all over it and also a lot of seaweed, thick as a hose and very strong and entangled.
In the parking lot of the beach merchants sell beautiful African souvenirs, artisan goods, paintings and house decorations. The view is really beautiful of the things they sell and the ocean in the background with the sun going through the trees by the beach.
After seeing the adorable penguins we stopped to have a bite in the beautiful town of Simon (Simon’s Town), one of the oldest lived places in the peninsula, an amazingly beautiful place, with an American style center with rest and companies, cafes with tables by the street looking the port boats and the huge parking lot full of cars by the port. Also, adorable signs indicating the presence of penguins made my smile wider.
Here we discovered a restaurant which I really recommend – The Lighthouse Café. Every corner and every breath in this place had a great vibe. The French looking because of her bangs waitress was so sweet and the food was great. But I guess the pictures talk more than words. In this place I felt like in a fairytale with mirrors, keys and big cakes and it reminded me of a place in Lake Placid, New York, where I spent a summer in 2009 and where I used to go with him and order about the same what I recommended here to my colleagues.
From this beautiful place we continued our way towards the once thought the most Southern point of the world stopping at the Cape Point Vineyard, in a beautiful setting on a hill with view to the wine yards, the pond inside the place, the opened ocean and the green grass everywhere.
This place was perfect for being in the nature and being a child again: jumping up and down on the grass, swinging in the improvised swing from chains and tractor wheels (like I had in our house at the countryside), which I of course did.
South Africa makes me feels so good from the inside, there’s something in the air, in me that makes me so calm, so happy.