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When you research Cape Town, besides the beach, what else pops up?

Those colorful houses!

This is Bo-Kaap – formally known as the Malay Quarter.

Throughout my trip in South Africa, I was constantly learning something new. I learned a little bit about the apartheid which made this visit to Bo-Kaap much more significant than just seeing colorful houses. I definitely suggest learning the history of places you visit!

 

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And that’s it for all my South Africa posts!

If you want some more photos of anything in particular or have any questions, feel free to reach out to me!

 

xoxo

Chrissy Kim

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Another must see when you go to Cape Town – The penguins at Boulders Beach!

There is a small entrance fee onto the beach to see the penguins, but it’s definitely worth it! (Also, you aren’t allowed on the sand with the penguins. You will be on a pedestrian deck and will be able to take photos. But if you want to get really close to the penguins, you find a couple of them off the beach and on pathways)

Can you see them?
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They were definitely fun to watch.
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Did you know that penguins molt their feathers?

Can you spot the ones that are molting their feathers below? cape-town-tour-1156PINIMAGE

Here’s a close up of a penguin. cape-town-tour-1183PINIMAGEAnd a close up of one molting.
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I wish I had brought a better telephoto lens to capture more individual penguins, because even though they look somewhat the same, the don’t!

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Next penguin viewing goal- Emperor Penguins in Antarctica. #Bucketlist

 

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Chrissy Kim

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While I was researching things to do in Cape Town, Llandudno kept showing up on places to go. When I told my driver that I wanted to go to Llandudno, he said we can drive through, but it’s just residential and nothing to really do or look at. But I said it was on my list, so we might as well see what it’s all about!

Residential is correct. (And by the way, I would LOVE to live here! A lot of new construction homes that are beautiful and right by the water.

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As the road curved, I asked my driver to stop and park. We literally just parked right in front of some random houses.  I saw a little pathway, and thought- We need to walk through this and get closer to the water! I climbed a few rocks and this is what I came across!

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And I’m glad I did! It was so beautiful! cape-town-tour-1077PINIMAGEcape-town-tour-1081PINIMAGEcape-town-tour-1082PINIMAGEcape-town-tour-1087PINIMAGEcape-town-tour-1090PINIMAGE

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It was very calm and peaceful! If I were able to have a vacation home anywhere- it would definitely be here! Especially if I could climp a few rocks to get here! cape-town-tour-1085PINIMAGEcape-town-tour-1114PINIMAGE

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After doing the whole Safari thing, I headed over to Cape Town. I only had a day and a half in Cape Town, so everything was basically jam packed into a day.

I was told I should go to Table Mountain as soon as it opens, as there can be a long line! And was also told to also try and go the first day, as Table Mountain closes if the winds are strong (so that if it is closed, I can try the next day).

I suggest buying tickets online as well. There are 2 lines – people who have already purchased tickets, vs people who need to buy tickets. They let all the people with pre-purchased tickets in first. They also have wifi where you wait in line, so you can easily purchase tickets while waiting inline. Even though I was one of the first groups inline to purchase a ticket, I definitely was not one of the first people to get in (especially with all the tour buses that come through!!) – That is if you decide to take the cable cars. You also have the option of hiking.

Anyways, time for pictures!

 

In the cable car on the way up!

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Views from Table Mountain. cape-town-tour-1010PINIMAGEcape-town-tour-1011PINIMAGEcape-town-tour-1013PINIMAGEcape-town-tour-1019PINIMAGE

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