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 Chacma Baboons.
Cape of Good Hope.
Cape Town.

Chachma Baboons Visitors Guide Brochure's Last Page

Tour the Baboon Brochure. Tour of Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point, South Africa. Tour of Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point, South Africa.

Visitor's  Guide to Baboons 

Cape Point Tour.

Troop of Chachma Baboons relaxing at Cape Point.

Photo scanned from "Cape Point. South Africa." John Hone. (C) Art Publishers.
Who is watching who? A family's of young Chacma baboons stare in fascination at humanity in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.

The Chacma Baboon troops on the Cape peninsula are the only protected population of this species in Africa. They subsist on fruits, roots, bulbs, honey, insects and scorpions. During the low tide they may be seen roaming the beaches, feeding on sand hoppers and shellfish, behavior believed to be unlikely in primates. 
One should be aware that baboons are dangerous and are attracted by food. Visitors must not feed or tease them. Baboons that have been  conditioned to receive food from humans may have to be destroyed.

The baboons are not confined to the Cape of Good Hope and indeed there is a troop of them that lives on the
Slangkop Mountain and that frequents Kommetjie Main Road just above the Slangkop Lighthouse. These baboons co-exist well the locals, most of the time. The baboons move out of the way of joggers and bicyclers but get naughty and even aggressive when food gets involved. These baboons have been living with humanity for hundreds of years - they are very clever and sneaky snatchers if it involves something to eat. The baboons are certainly fun to watch and safe as long as one is sensible.

Cape Peninsula Baboon Basics:

Know how to behave when you meet the baboons.

Do keep a safe distance from baboons.
Do not display food where baboons are visible.
Do not feed baboons.
To Learn more about Chacma baboons in the Cape Point & Kommetjie Area Take  the
Virtual Visitors Guide To Baboons: Click any image below.
Do not show your food or carry it in a plastic bag as baboons will attack you in order to get food. Keep the food hidden in a rucksack or wait until you are inside a building or a car.
Do not leave your car open or your bags laying around if there are baboons in sight. Do not get out of vehicle to take photographs. Do not leave doors and windows open. Close windows and doors and hide all food out of sight. Do not stand around baboons with food in your hand.
Chacma Baboon Distribution in the Cape Peninsula.
The Cape Peninsula Scenic Route Baboon Map provides accurate information on the troops of baboons in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and in the Cape Peninsula. An enlargement of this map is part of Virtual Visitors Guide To Cape Peninsula Baboons.
Cape Peninsula Scenic Route Map. Baboon Troop location. Cape Peninsula Scenic Route Map. Baboon Troop location. The Cape Peninsula Scenic Route Map is also a very a convenient road map of the area. It stretches from Kommetjie in the West, Fish Hoek in the East and includes the Cape of Good Hope. Click on the thumbnail left for an enlargement of the map. Their is also a printer friendly copy of the map on the Western Cape Maps page.
Cape Peninsula Scenic Route Map. Baboon Troop location. Cape Peninsula Scenic Route Map. Baboon Troop location. Cape Peninsula Scenic Route Map Key. Baboon Troop location.

Tour of Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point, South Africa.

Click on images above to take the Virtual Tour of the Visitors Guide to Baboons Tour of Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point, South Africa.

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 Cape of Good Hope Virtual Tour.

Tour of Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point, South Africa.
Some of the information on this page from the Cape Peninsula National Park, Cape of Good Hope Brochure.

Chachma Baboons Visitors Guide Brochure's Last Page

Tour the Baboon Brochure.
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