We spent a couple of hours just driving slowly through the sandy stretches of undulating parkland, occasionally glimpsing some variety of bok (springbok or grysbok or bontebok) in the distance and crashing waves along the rocky coast.
Not much else to say, except to show some of the amazing colors found in the park.
After we took in as much of the flowers as we could stand, I decided we would drive around the Cape Town metro area all the way to the coast on the far south east side of the city, back to Hermanus, where I had previously spotted some whales. Except for a brief stretch of gravelly road that threatened to puncture one of my tires yet again, the road choice was a good one, as we got to re-visit some of the winelands that we had visited just a couple days before. And this time, we actually knew where we were. The route took us up into the mountains overlooking the wineries and through a very remote part of the province that provided some really nice vistas.
We studied a number of rocks that looked possibly whalesque, but as the water continued to wash over them, and they never moved, we decided that the whales just weren't interested in being seen. And then we happened to notice a flipper pop out of the water, but that was to be it, but I did manage to snag one cool picture of the whale hopefully waving goodbye, and not flippering us off...
As the sun began to set, we said goodbye to the whales and the charming town of Hermanus, and made our way back to Cape Town before our final day of sightseeing and our return to Pretoria the next night.