Not just any rocks, though -- male gentoo penguins struggles to search through stacks of pebbles to find the smoothest, most perfect ones. When a penguin has found and selected his pebble, he presents it to his intended potential companion. If she approves, she puts the stone in her nest and the two are well on their way to becoming mommy and daddy birds. Pebbles are so important to the penguins that males often fight over the prettiest selections.
We then headed towards Chapman's peak and Naval base at Simon's town. This was a wonderful mesmerising as we drove along side. We also saw the latest lighthouse which is the most powerful in the world with beams an electric light of 19 million candle power across the ocean. The view was magnificent during the spring season when wildflowers carpeted the entire landscape.