Gifkommetjie, Cape Point, South Africa

sea through rocks
(near the start/highest point of the walk)

Gifkommetjie, Cape Point, South Africa

where we’re headed

Gifkommetjie, Cape Point, South Africa

fynbos along the way

Gifkommetjie, Cape Point, South Africa

a gargoyle looks out across the atlantic ocean

Gifkommetjie, Cape Point, South Africa

chibi totoro prepares himself for the final stretch to the sea

Gifkommetjie, Cape Point, South Africa

local residents

Gifkommetjie, Cape Point, South Africa

splendid…

Gifkommetjie, Cape Point, South Africa

…rock-pool…

Gifkommetjie, Cape Point, South Africa

…patterns

Gifkommetjie, Cape Point, South Africa

and a sunbathing baby seal… blissed-out

Pictures from a fantastic walk at Gifkommetjie, Cape of Good Hope (part of the Table Mountain National Park, South Africa).

I don’t know why such a beautiful place was given such a harsh name. Gifkommetjie translates roughly as Poison(ous) Little Basin. I can only assume that difficulties in navigating this coastline (there are numerous shipwrecks all along the South African coast) inspired the name? Walking it was decidedly NON-toxic!

Gifkommetjie walk, 17 December 2012, screenshot of route from Google Earth

route
(GPS tracked, screenshot from Google Earth)