These little bundles of fur are Dassies ( or Rock Hyrax, according to Wikipeadia ). They are a rodent found amongst the rocks all around the coast near Cape Town. This one was one of a large group we spotted near Camps Bay.
The larger ones have have that miserable expression as a result of the white markings around their mouths – and they have also sharp little teeth. I wouldn’t want to get too close, I guess they could give you a nasty nip.
So cute? No – they don’t get my vote, I’m afraid.
The Waterfront lit up. In the background is Table Mountain, and on the far right top corner of the mountain is the lit cable car station
Geting up early that morning was really worth it!
A long, long beach ( 20 miles, plus? ) of fine white sand!
Boulder Bay, on the east coast of the Cape Peninsula.
Found him in Houts Bay, near Cape Town.
Saw this in the botanical gardens in Cape Town.Don’t know what it is – but it’s beautiful!
Added: I think it’s known locally as a Sunbird – one of a large variety of very colourful, nectar-drinking birds – quite small, but with a loud call.
The real reason we are in Cape Town – for my niece Clare’s wedding to Dusty!
Taken in the gardens of the guest house where we are staying in Cape Town.