Penguins, Ostriches and bad seafood

More beasties today, visiting the African penguin colony in Simon’s town (or, more often called Simonstown), where, some twenty years ago or so, clusters and clusters of penguins suddenly showed up and decided to stay. The town was named after Simon van der Stel. The same who started the oldest operating wine estate in the new world, Groot Constantia, and the same after whom the city of Stellenbosch was named.

First considering to visit the Cape of Good Hope, we ended up at an ostrich farm with loads of cute but stupid animals.

We had dinner at a real tourist trap, Panama Jack’s. It’s tough to get to this fish restaurant, located on a reasonably hard to reach quay inside Cape Town’s harbor. Through the restaurant’s marketing, it seemingly positions itself as a restaurant which is down to earth, where you can eat lots of food at very reasonable prices.
Not so. The setting feels low budget, the food is expensive or very expensive and the quality is low. Really low. We each had a starter and a main dish and shared a desert. The desert was average, the rest was bad or real bad. So. Don’t eat at Panama Jack’s in Cape Town. It’s possibly the worst value for money I’ve ever had.

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