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Chacma baboon

Chacma baboon

The chacma baboon troops on the Cape peninsula are the only protected population of the species in the world. They mostly subsist on fruits, roots, bulbs, honey, insects and scorpions. During the low tide they may even be seen roaming the beaches, feeding on sand hoppers and shellfish – very unique behaviour for primates.

The Cape Peninsula baboons can be seen on any public road between the Tokai Forest in the southern suburbs of Cape Town and the famous Cape of Good Hope, which is part of the popular Table Mountain National Park to the south of the city.

On our full day guided tour to Cape Point & Good Hope Nature reserve we often see them,