Hi, my name is Mialu, I like to travel the Western Cape to tame my roar for adventure. I don’t go alone though, I bring my travel buddies along with me (the smith family). One recent adventure was at Cape Point.
A long wait brought us finally to the gates. We used our WILD card to go through.We drove in and the fynbos was BEAUTIFUL. As we drove through the amazing terrain,we spotted a few ostrich and if they were playing hide and seek their long legs give them away.We also came across the champion that beat the hare – a tortoise crawled alongside us as we drove passed. While we continued to head on we came across a bright blue color as we drove passed the sea.MR. and MRS. smith wanted to investigate so we found a route that seemed to head towards the bright blue.
Which it did, almost, the route led us to a tidal pool which was located next to the bright blue water.We had to climb down a little hill but there were no worries, well, yet.The smith family started setting up chairs and a tent, Abby Jadon Smith and Noah Elijah Smith went into the water while Hannah Mia Smith helped me onto her boogy board then all I had to do was strike my best pose for the camera.
As soon as the photo shoot was done I heard MRS.Smith ask MR.Smith if there was a shark in the water, MR.Smith quickly reacted, he got up from his chair and ran to call Abby and Noah out of the water.Not knowing what the reason was for the frantic actions their dad was making, they got out of the water.I was most frightened when I saw the shadowy figure move closer towards Noah, and to top it off he wasn’t running out of the water. Rather, he was speed walking! but both Abby and Noah got out of the water unscathed.
We stayed at the beach which we now call sharks bay due to the incident but we later found out that the real name for it was buffels bay.As soon as everyone’s mind had processed everything that just happened, we set out to see the monument’s of Bartholomeu Dias and Vasco Da Gama. They were the first of the European explorers to set sail around the southern tip of Africa.
After we took a couple photos we went on our way to Platboom beach. Once we arrived all three siblings got out the car and explored the beach. They found paths between a few rocks but all the path ways led to the ocean. While Abby and Noah stayed on the sand to have a look around, Hannah climbed the rocks to get a view from above. She used her binoculars to see if something was swimming about in the ocean. But all she found was a few sea gulls. Meanwhile Abby and Noah found a large bunch of sea snail shells.
After the expedition was complete, they headed back to the car and told me all about their experience. We started driving off to the next location which we decided was Olifants bos. On the way there MRS.Smith spotted something we never saw the whole day. In Fynbos was a Bontebok, but then one slowly started becoming two, then three, we had to stop to see them. They had really long horns, it was calming to see them peacefully eating grass. After we watched them for a while we continued to Olifants bos.
We finally arrived at our location and MRS.Smith took Abby, Hannah and myself to take some pictures. Noah came to take some pictures a little while after we took ours. We stayed a short while longer but then headed straight back to the car. We then drove off to our last location for the day which was the end of cape point. Over all I had a lot of fun venturing into Cape Point with my travel buddies (the smith family). Hope to see you next time!