A very pretentious title, but I literally had to clue how to call this post. I first wanted to use a word paradise but it felt rough at times there. But then again I am not really unveiling anything here as everybody knows that South Africa is beautiful. So I will keep the title to myself. It was a discovery to me in a sense I couldn’t take my eyes off the ocean and the mountains. Or both. I was hypnotized. The weather did help, but jeeez this place has left a solid mark in my memory. And people that know me better know this is rarely a case 🙂 And why east? Well. The trip started in Cape Town and everything else happened to the east of the city!
But first thing first. This and few more posts will be a series made on a trip called Garden Route. It was a pre-arranged 6-day venture on a mini bus from Cape Town to Port Elisabeth and back. And yes, i can say it laud and publicly – absolutely a lifetime experience and warm memories that will stay with me for a long, long time to come. Earthstompers.com – you rock the boat!
This was a fast paced trip with long bus travels so it’s not a standard holiday. But if just a small part of the inner you is adventurous I am sure you would find this trip being a blast, just like I did! And the people you meet on the way – people of so many walks of life and an absolute mix of origins would soon become one. A one group of friends venturing across unknown singing to Mumford and Sons – “Little Lion Man”! What did the guy do again?! 🙂
I believe pictures will say more than a thousand words so go ahead and have a look.
This cute little guy took us all over the coast up to Port Elisabeth. What a joy!
I really do like to walk on the edge 🙂 Leaving Cape Town you can take multiple roads towards Garden Route, but driving along this coastline was an experience.
Heading towards the mountains for a bit. But still by the ocean! Going to see some small, cute creatures 🙂
Moving on. This rock is falling apart. I wonder how many times them rock actually got to the road and hit passing cars?…
The ocean seemed peaceful…
And that’s the whole thing. The ocean wasn’t stormy at all. Yeah – like thats important in this picture 🙂
A small close up. Yeah it’s hundreds of them. A colony!
We are so cute!
This one would probably just bite my finger off if I got too close!
Those pinguins are not as cute as you might think. They are a nightmare to the neighbours devastating gardens and drilling holes!
They look bigger here than they actually were. My knees height!
Another one in Paradise!
This has to be one of the most picturesque places I have seen in my life. Pity that sharks live nearby!!!
Beautiful Betty’s Bay!
I wanted to join them so badly! But remember this is Atlantic Ocean, so cold as hell! (If hell is cold…)
Such a peaceful bay! But it’s time to go on. Towards Hermanus!
Here we are. The sun was burning!
Welcome to Hermanus! A whale paradise! And a human paradise too!
A postcard picture! Just….
Again – cold water! But those colours…
They took a dive and now suffer!
Sharks, sharks, where are ye?! Let’s go down there and see what’s under the umbrellas…:)
And what did I find under the umbrellas? I could not believe…. like how?! And yes, it was good 🙂
Sitting by the rocks, sipping some golden drinks. Could this moment last forever…
A classic on the road!
Pretty much what it says!
This is a 1:1 replica of an adult whale. Massive!
A milion of nice things that I do not really need, but want to badly?
A milion of things I don’t really want nor need 🙂
I know where your eyes are going! 😛
The surfing season is in Winter – bigger waves.
I loved the eyes. Seeing right through ya.
I could not believe my eyes. Wish they knew what Birkenhead was!
Hermanus war memorial
Another look at this small bay before we say goodbye to Hermanus…
Can I buy this bench and make it my home? … Let’s move on… 😦
This is now closer to what you would think of African housing estates!
A closer look at the roof.Looks like a brush!
So positive! It’s not like I was Chinese taking pictures of everythin!
These women spoke Afrikaans, but the guide translated the conversation briefly. The women complained that they finished one job and had to go to the other – home and husbands! Pfff!!!
I have to say the houses were adorable! Hope the wind is never too strong though!
Now this is not Atlantic Ocean anymore. This is warm and cosy Indian Ocean 🙂
All mine! Beautiful and empty. We were lucky to show up there a week after holiday break.
Dog’s paradise? 🙂
That’s a proof the Indian ocean is warmer!
A while later. I did not swim in the end. At least not on that day!
That’s our destination Cape Agulhas.
I tried to show the world’s directions, although kind of failed. I would have to lie flat!
Am I at the Indian, or Atlantic Ocean?
Google is doing a fantastic project of mapping all (or almost all) of African trails. Cape Agulhas being the highlight one! And we happened to be on the way. To be aired in June 2017.
I had a little, beautiful google on my back too! Greetings Radeeka! 🙂
We are the photographers! right place, right time.
A little tree house! Time to rest and have a good night sleep.
Where should I go next?
This is twisted! Let me take a nap!
When you read this it makes you feel happier already. Those are wise words.
We shuld all try!
Off we go again!
Pretty much how I would picture South Africa. Plain soil and naked brunches with bushes of leaves.
Another example of local housing. Of course white colours to keep the house as cool as possible.
They are tasty… sic I said that!
The troublemakers – Baboons! It might look like a nice catch, but Baboons are enemies to the locals. Don’t you dare to leave your house unlocked! Or you might find another famili living in it by the time you get back 🙂