Waving goodbye to Cape Town and hello to South Africa’s Garden Route

Cape Town

Our time in Cape Town has come to an end after an incredible and unforgettable seven days.

On our penultimate day, we went on a CitySightseeing Tour to Cape Point National Park, Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach.

At Cape Point National Park we climbed to a lighthouse at the top of a mountain, before hiking to the most South-Western point of Africa – The views were worth it!

We then took the short journey over to Simon’s Town to visit the Penguin Colony on Boulders Beach – Emily was in her element seeing the penguins in their natural habitat.

Unfortunately, the weather clouded over on our last day in The Mother City, which meant we were unable to spend the day on Camps Beach, as we had originally intended.

(Then again I can’t complain too much about the weather with Storm Dennis causing major floods back in the U.K)!

Instead, we decided to go to Cape Town’s Two Oceans Aquarium on the V&A Waterfront.

Penguin at the Aquarium

If you’re visiting Cape Town and the weather takes a turn for the worst and you’re stuck for things to do like we were, then I’d definitely recommend visiting the Aquarium for a couple of hours.

Tomorrow, we travel six and a half hours east along the coast of South Africa on the Baz Bus to Storms River. Here, we spend one night in the Tsitsikamma National Park, before moving onto Port Elizabeth for three days the following day.

190 miles of our 362-mile trip from Cape Town is through the world-famous garden route, which starts at Mossel Bay and ends at Storms River.

Baz bus route

We originally planned to spend a night or two in Mossel and Plettenberg Bay, but we decided we wanted to spend longer in Cape Town.


Over the past week, we’ve visited all of Cape Town’s main attractions – Boulders Beach, Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope, Robben Island, Signal Hill, Table Mountain and The V&A Waterfront. (The only thing we didn’t do was a wine tasting tour, but that was only because we’re both not big wine drinkers)!

We’ve also experienced the amazing ambience and vibe of Cape Town. It genuinely is a city like I’ve ever seen before and I wouldn’t think twice about coming back in the future.

Published by alatw95

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