CAPE POINT

Diversity seems to be the word I constantly use to describe South Africa. It seems fitting for a place with 11 official languages. But not only does South Africa have an overwhelming amount of cultural diversity, but also an abundant amount of biodiversity.

Cape Point beaches

Cape Point beaches

The most south – western point on the African Continent.

The most south – western point on the African Continent.

Although the plants are amazing, the wildlife is a little bit more exciting to talk about. I’ve seen zebra, wildebeest, and flamingos just by driving through the different areas of Cape Town. But I really had a chance to get up close and personal to some of the wildlife when I visited Cape Point.

Baboons!

Baboons!

While walking up a trail to the lighthouse on Cape Point, I ran into a bunch of baboons. They are definitely not scared of humans. Which is needless to say a little unnerving, but I escaped unharmed! They were actually pretty fascinating to watch and see them interact with each other.

There were also these interesting little creatures called Rock Hydrax’s. They kinda resembled a mix between rabbits and weird rodents. And they were everywhere! I almost stepped on a few multiple times. I also spotted a few ostriches and Eland (a large type of antelope).