Cape Point is situated at
the conjunction of two of the earth’s most contrasting
water masses - the cold Benguela current on the West
Coast and the warm Mozambique current on the East Coast.
On 05 October 2012, Naval Military Skills Development (MSD)
members were afforded the opportunity to visit one of
the magnificent wonders of the world, Cape Point. The
junior ratings were accompanied by WO1 K.G. Swartz and
Lt N.A. April who monitored and ensured the everything
were in place as planned.
MSD members posing for the camera
The Table Mountain Range has
a diverse habitat, ranging from rocky mountain tops to
long beaches and open seas. Cape of Good Hope is home to
at least 250 species of birds and has a wide variety of
small animals such as lizards, snakes, tortoises and
insects (etc). MSD members engaged in a number of
activities during their outing such as following hiking
trails and observing the magnificent scenery of the
Park. They also undertook and got a view from a global
atmosphere watch station engaging in bird, dolphin and
whale watching. They then visited historical monuments
and old buildings and rode a mini train that toured
within the Table Mountain premises covering the larger
area of the beautiful landscape site. The most memorable
experience was when MSD members overlooked Table
Mountain from the Old Light House. “What an astonishing
view that was”. Some MSD members enjoyed coffee and
light snacks at the Two Oceans Restaurant and even
purchased goods at curio shops.
To wrap-up the occasion MSD
members enjoyed a braai organised and prepared by our
very own naval hospitality personnel, ensuring that all
the MSD members had a great filling meal and appetizers.
The trip proved to be successful especially because all
MSD members were on their best behaviour and hoped to
have many more outings in future.
up to the organisers for an outing well arranged!