Simon’s Town

What a fun day out!  Today my roommate and I spent the day in Simon’s Town.  Simon’s Town is about 30-45 minutes from the train station at Observatory (Where I am staying).  We accidentally got off at the stop before Simon’s Town, so we both got a great workout today!  When we arrived in Simon’s Town we immediately went to order food at Nedbank Quarterdeck on the water.  I ate a delicious bacon and banana sandwich!  (It sounds disgusting but it was amazing!)  After lunch we went to penguins at “The Boulders”.

The Boulders is word famous for its thriving colony of African Penguins and the magnificent beaches.  We were not able to touch the penguins but we were able to get really close up to them from the platform we were on.

African Penguin Facts

  • The African Penguin is listed in the Red Data Book as an endangered species.

  • Their diet consists of squid and shoal fish (pilchards/anchovy)

  • They can swim at an average speed of seven kilometres per hour and can stay submerged for up to two minutes.

  • The distinctive black and white colouring is a vital form of camouflage.  White is for underwater predators looking upwards and black is for predators looking down onto the water.

The Boulders

The Boulders

African Penguins

African Penguins

African Penguins

Roomies

Roomies

African Penguins

African Penguins

African Penguins

African Penguins

African Penguins

African Penguins

The Boulders

The Boulders

The Boulders

The Boulders

Beaches

Simon's Town!

Simon’s Town!

Bacon and Banana Sandwich!

Bacon and Banana Sandwich!

10155114_10152376190507539_2433369199806026411_n

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Simon’s Town

  1. It sounds as if you are really enjoying your stay in Cape Town. Can’t believe you are trying all of this new food. That is so great. Love u.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s