Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cape Town Adventure - Day 8

As if we didn't get enough hiking in yesterday, we thought we would try a recommended hike at Silvermine Reserve. The terrain was much simpler than Table Mountain, but the vegetation and views were still top notch. One section of the hike to the Elephant Eye Cave was precarious, which reminded us of what we went through yesterday, but again, the views and the cave made it worth the sore muscles.

After Silvermine, we made our way to lunch in Hout Bay via Chapman's Peak Drive. Wow. This drive is highly recommended and the scenery can't be beat. I definitely got white knuckles as I held on while Shira wound her way along the narrow, curvy highway with the ocean below.

We finished the day at the World of Birds and Monkey Jungle, which allowed up close and personal viewing of monkeys and birds without a pesky fence in between you and them. It's ironic that we would do heights and birds in one day, as those are pretty much my two most dreaded things. But, both were worth the discomfort. Even I had to admit the birds were quite an impressive collection.

Still, tomorrow I'm taking Shira to extra museums to make up for this!

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