1 year ago
Friday, May 6, 2011
You can just make out the bronze leopard on the large granite boulder looking across Hout Bay towards the The Sentinel and the harbour. (The beach is just to the right, out of the photo.) Also acting as a sentinel of the bay (albeit a rather depressed looking one), the leopard was sculpted in 1963 by Ivan Mitford-Barbeton and placed here in 1963. The last living leopard was shot in Hout Bay in the 1930s. No doubt they used to prey on the baboons and dassies that thrive here now.