Ending with Good Hope

It took some effort, but we managed to pry ourselves away from the gluttonous bacchanalia of Franschhoek. Our destination was Simon’s Town on the Cape Peninsula, a convenient access point to the area’s top attractions including the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach Penguin Colony. Yay more cute penguins!! This was also our last stop in our… Continue reading Ending with Good Hope

Eating and Drinking Through The Cape Winelands

We were sitting on the outside terrace of Delaire Graff’s opulent Wine Lounge savoring the sweeping views of Stellenbosch Valley while our own personal “wine tutor” poured us a glass of one of their delicious wines to taste. We were on our 2nd day in the Cape Winelands, the food and wine capital of South Africa,… Continue reading Eating and Drinking Through The Cape Winelands

Recap – Penguins and Sharks Highlights

The drive back to the coast from Montagu felt like a drive through Napa Valley, vineyards, vineyards and more vineyards. We hit Hermanus around lunch time and excitedly went to the visitor info office to book our whale watching and shark cage diving tours. No boats were going out today or the next day due… Continue reading Recap – Penguins and Sharks Highlights

Get Your Kicks on Route 62

Without a set itinerary, our plan was to drive to the Garden Route from Graaff Reinet and figure it out from there. So when Pierre, our host at Aa’Qtansisi B&B, offered to give us some ideas on places to visit we jumped at the chance. Pierre sat with us and mapped out a three day route that would… Continue reading Get Your Kicks on Route 62

Camdeboo of the Karoo

No long drives today, just relaxing and enjoying the scenery. Our target today was Camdeboo National Park, a 194 square kilometer nature park that almost totally surrounds Graaff Reinet. It’s divided into three parts by highways, with the central part being a wildlife viewing area and the west being dolerite formations surrounding the Valley of Desolation. Evil… Continue reading Camdeboo of the Karoo

Roadtripping in South Africa

OK, I admit it we were nervous about going to South Africa. Let’s face it, South Africa’s reputation does take a beating in the media. We saw the movie District 9 and those alien tourists were not treated very well. But seriously, just google South Africa travel warnings and you’ll find countless forums and blogs… Continue reading Roadtripping in South Africa