We meet at Simon's Town station at 09:00 and take a guided historic walk through the village ending with a coffee at a local coffee shop. Taking local transport we drive to the Boulders, home of the Penguin Colony and spend some time with these comical birds. After this we drive to Cape Point where we walk up to the old lighthouse and enjoy the spectacular views. We swing by the Ostrich Farm where you can feed some of the resident Ostrich, learn some amazing facts about these massive birds, and purchase some awesome leather goods. This done, we move back to Simon's Town where we enjoy a traditional Braai (Barbeque) with a cold beer or two, at the famous Lord Nelson Inn. We walk back to the station and see you off. Cost R500pp.....(Groups of 8 or more) R450pp. Historic Guided Walk, Coffee, all entrance fees and Braai included. Come, walk with us! (Facebook Just Walks Capetown.) André 0761904081.
Monday, 23 November 2015
I went on a Strandveld and Fynbos hike yesterday. Upon invitation by local botanist's Rupert and Mureille. It was awe inspiring. Learning about Fauna, and Flora in such detail that my mind is still reeling. The best thing about this hike, is that I managed to persuade them to take me and a group on more off the beaten track walks in future. So book now. R150 gets you peace and serenity. Sights you will never see sardined in a tour bus. Come on....walk with me on the wild side!
Sunday, 22 November 2015
We had a great crowd joining us for our first Saturday Evening Ghost Walk in Simon's Town. After meeting our guests on Jubilee Square we drove to the war memorial opposite the Old Burial Grounds, where Matt, resident Ghost Hunter waited for us...... Well, once again he did not dissappoint. Walking through the Burial Ground he pointed out numerous facts about many old graves found here, explaining the history, and hauntings connected to them. Meandering through the village we were informed about lay lines, and the Queen's fascination with this phenomena. The usual tales about Adamastor, and King George's scary encounter with the Flying Dutchman were told as well of mystery stones, hidden tunnels and a murderer or two thrown in for good measure. Adamastor was exceptionally quiet on this walk, gentle in fact....quite the opposite to Friday's walk! We thank Brett, Gigi, Casey, Rurik, Tamyca, Kieran, Jan, Juliet, Alex, Caro, Estella, Helena, Yolanda and Sean for joining us. You all were awesome! A special thank you to Brett for some of the images supplied, when gremlins invaded our camera, ....come! Walk with us.
Saturday, 21 November 2015
This walk was a bit different to the others, as it was plagued by rain. Adamastor revealing the true spirit of the Gods. We started off, in the Old Burial Grounds in Simon's Town with faint misty rain greeting our guests. Matt, resident ghost hunter explained to our guests that Adamastor was really out to show the power of nature to us....boy was he spot on! Meandering down the main road of our village, Matt highlighted all the different haunts around town, intertwining amazing history, with true paranormal activities, past and present. King George and the Flying Dutchman, secret tunnels, infamous murderers, baby killers and more. The rain, softly misting down on us, then ceasing.....until about 200m from our ending, the sixteen steps at the Museum.......then all hell broke loose. All of us caught in a downpour of note. Soaking us to the bone. Relentless! We took shelter under the balcony of the backpacker, and waited for the rain to stop. Well it didn't......We decided to do the ending, and had an impromptu discussion, under the roof of our local service station! A bit of a anticlimax to what I feel was once again a very "interesting" and informative meander......maybe this is a sign.........? We thank the following people for walking with us:
In no specific order........Lauren, Shaheen, Dane, Catherine, Ian, Patricia, Dean, Louise, Ian, Suzanne, Lawrence, Jan, Wilna, klein Jan, Isabella, Babette and Sophia-Marie. You guys were awesome!