Stony Point Nature Reserve Betty’s Bay South Africa

Stony Point Nature Reserve, formerly an infamous whaling station, is home to African penguins, Egyptian geese, seabirds, dassies, and shipwrecks. A rocky outcrop along the Atlantic Ocean Whale Coast, it’s situated below the Kogelberg Mountains and has fascinating history! It’s no secret that I think South Africa’s nature reserves are special, but Stony Point has…

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Mouille Point and Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard

For several months, I’ve been living in Mouille Point (moo-lee) situated along the Atlantic Ocean. It’s near Sea Point, Green Point Park, Cape Town Stadium, and Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. So far, Cape Town’s winter has been mild with mostly warm sunny days. Atlantic Seaboard Promenade and Green Point Park Mouille Point is a small active…

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Robben Island

While living in Sea Point in the late 1980s I developed a fascination for watching the lighthouse signal on Robben Island at night. My flat was on Beach Road facing Table Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. While looking out to sea I often thought of Nelson Mandela and his imprisonment there for political activism and…

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