The third day of the trip, we drove through Hout Bay in our little Renault Clio that we rented from town. It was weird being on the left side of the car and the left side of the road, driving a manual car. Nick did so well!! We drove to Simon’s Town to see the penguin colony and saw a bunch of penguins on the beach! Then, we made our way to the Cape of Good Hope, where we saw a troop of baboons and a baby one, and a little ostrich family…just on the side of the road. After we walked around and took pictures, we made our way to De Kelders, where we stayed for 2 nights.
We walked around De Kelders with our tripod (and wine!) and took pictures all around. We had a lot of practice with these timed, self shots. haha. Don’t judge :)
A little baboon family!Our B&B on the cliffs!All you need to set up timed shots is a tripod and some wine. ha. He’s pretty handsome :)I couldn’t not take a selfie in this lighting…The next day, we woke up at 6AM to go cage diving in pursuit of Great White Sharks (one of Nick’s's bucket list items). We boarded The Barracuda with our skipper Mark Rutzen, who is famous for free diving with Great Whites. He is also the “Shark Man” from Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. We saw 4 different Great White Sharks in total and we both got to experience them above and below the water. It was an amazing experience to say the least.
The sunset from our B&B balcony…it actually looked like that!Enjoying the sunset :)The view from the Franchoek Pass, of Franchoek (it’s the city before Stellenbosch). We drove 3 hours along the curvy, windy roads with breathtaking mountain, valley and ravine views. When we finally arrived to town, we sat at a cafe and asked our waitress for an information center. We hadn’t booked our hotel for this night yet, and we needed to ASAP. We didn’t know this, but when we arrived, there was a champagne festival going on…we were so afraid that we weren’t going to find a place to stay. We made our way to the information center and the agent made one phone call and told us one B&B had one room left. We said we’d take it! It happened to be right in the middle of town, too. We cleaned up and walked all around the little town. For dinner, we both had filets, potatoes, veggies, salad, 2 appetizers and two carafes of wine…for a total of $48 including tip. Not too shabby!Our B&B!Walking around Franchoek – this was the road to someone’s farm. The views were unreal. Boschendal winery
We did a little wine tasting at Delaire Graff