South African Journey

My journey through my beloved South Africa at: www.southafricanjourney.wordpress.com
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The southernmost town in Africa, and one of the most challenging sea crossings around the southern tip of Africa.

The southernmost town in Africa, and one of the most challenging sea crossings around the southern tip of Africa.

Tail Fat, White Rose & the Lighthouse at Cape Agulhas, South Africa  www.southafricanjourney.wordpress.com

Tail Fat, White Rose & the Lighthouse

Tail Fat, White Rose & the Lighthouse at Cape Agulhas, South Africa

Just ‘over the berg’, the Hottentots-Holland Mountains, via Sir Lowry’s Pass, you are struck by the immense beauty of the region. From orchards to forests, the rolling mountains introduced us to The Overberg, the largest apple producing region in South Africa.

Just ‘over the berg’, the Hottentots-Holland Mountains, via Sir Lowry’s Pass, you are struck by the immense beauty of the region. From orchards to forests, the rolling mountains introduced us to The Overberg, the largest apple producing region in South Africa.

The seaside town of Stilbaai is also a part of the fabulous Garden Route. The beauty of this bay is not only appreciated in modern times, but it is believed that an ancient community lived here over 75,000 years ago.

The seaside town of Stilbaai is also a part of the fabulous Garden Route. The beauty of this bay is not only appreciated in modern times, but it is believed that an ancient community lived here over years ago.

It is so exciting to know that when you stand here, you are at the southern tip of this vast continent…north, the African continent stretches for over 4,500miles to the Mediterranean Sea.   That in itself makes this a special place!

It is so exciting to know that when you stand here, you are at the southern tip of this vast continent…north, the African continent stretches for over to the Mediterranean Sea. That in itself makes this a special place!

Although only 4 hours drive (directly) from Cape Town, Stilbaai from Swellendam is only just over an hours drive. 26km off the N2 you arrive at this unspoilt little gem, which has been referred to as the ‘destination of dreams’.

Although only 4 hours drive (directly) from Cape Town, Stilbaai from Swellendam is only just over an hours drive. off the you arrive at this unspoilt little gem, which has been referred to as the ‘destination of dreams’.

As you drive along the navigable Goukou River and watch it spill into the warm Indian Ocean, you instantly fall in love with Stilbaai – the warmth and the sense of community as well as the miles of gloriously sandy beaches (“Lappiesbaai” has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag Award). The sand dunes are splashed with colour as they are sprinkled with a rainbow of wild flowers.

As you drive along the navigable Goukou River and watch it spill into the warm Indian Ocean, you instantly fall in love with Stilbaai – the warmth and the sense of community as well as the miles of gloriously sandy beaches (“Lappiesbaai” has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag Award). The sand dunes are splashed with colour as they are sprinkled with a rainbow of wild flowers.

Struisbaai is the perfect place to stop on the way to Cape Agulhas. The quaint, natural little harbour has a fab fish restaurant and is nicely sheltered from the wind. From here you can  enjoy the view and a taste of the sea.

Struisbaai is the perfect place to stop on the way to Cape Agulhas. The quaint, natural little harbour has a fab fish restaurant and is nicely sheltered from the wind. From here you can enjoy the view and a taste of the sea.

Table Mountain dominates almost every view and angle in this remarkably beautiful city…..Cape Town, here we come!

Table Mountain dominates almost every view and angle in this remarkably beautiful city….Cape Town, here we come!


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