January 13, 2014

Monday Geology Picture(s): Oudekraal Beach, South Africa

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

A stunning location for a birthday.

A stunning location for a birthday party. In this picture my friend Kaylee and I check out some of the giant granitoid boulders by kayak.

Yesterday was my 30th birthday. Amongst other wonderful things, my husband Jackie organized a surprise birthday party for me at Oudekraal, a beautiful beach (and national park) here in Cape Town. Bordered on one side by gigantic boulders and turquoise-blue waters and flanked on the other side by tall, jagged, gray-green mountains, Oudekraal is a stunning location. Jackie rented a kayak, brought plenty of delicious picnic food, and invited many good friends for my party. The weather was beautiful, and we all had a great time. I’d never been to Oudekraal Beach before, but I hope to return soon!

Here are a few more views of gorgeous Oudekraal:

Anohter view of stunning Oudekraal.

Exploring the bay near Oudekraal Beach.

A jagged mountain range .

Jagged mountain peaks.

A seal came to visit! We saw several seals, actually.

A seal came to visit! We saw several seals, actually.


A closer view of the seal. Hello!