Today is the last day we will have our rental car. Driving ourselves has been the absolute best way to do this trip. Just a quick observation as we get ready to say good-bye to our trusty Toyota: 98% of the cars in South Africa are white. Seriously, you see 100 cars in a parking lot and 98 of them are white and the other two are most likely silver. Also, pretty much every other car is approximately the same size and shape as our rental, so a mall parking lot is quite a challenge!
We drove to Boulders Beach today, just outside Cape Town, to check out the local penguin population. It was an outstanding little trip! It was so cool to see a nesting colony of penguins just hanging out on their beach. We watched them swim, waddle around on the beach, sit on eggs in their nests under the bushes, and take care of fuzzy babies. Loved it!
When we drove back to Cape Town we had a very serious mission: find Mexican food. We had looked it up the other day and discovered several Mexican restaurants in the city, but of course we are pretty skeptical when it comes to finding real Mexican food in other parts of the world. Pizza is easy, burgers are everywhere, but guacamole and tacos always elude us. Success! We found El Burro restaurant and had pineapple agua frescas, pork carnitas, enchiladas, guacamole, and churros with chocolate sauce - all of it was (almost) perfect!
Side note...check out the photo gallery if you want to see a spider that sent Baylie into a full attack of her arachnophobia. She has a lingering fear of South African spiders since she still has a scar from a bite from one here in 2014.