storms river mouth, tsitsikamma

Garden Route Road Trip Part 3: Tsitsikamma to Port Elizabeth

We spent the next two nights of our Garden Route Road Trip in a cute little country cottage between the city of Plettenberg Bay and Tsitsikamma National Park with a couple of donkeys and about twelve dogs for neighbors. It was a perfect spot to wait out the rain we got the last couple of days of the trip. Rain was unfortunate, but it didn’t stop Chas from keeping his booking at Bloukrans Bridge to do a 216-meter bungee jump—the highest commercial bungee jump in the world!

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Garden Route Road Trip Part 2: Groot Brakrivier to Tsitsikamma

We left our fairytale cottage in Groot Brakrivier for Knysna, a beautiful coastal city between George and Plettenberg Bay. Knysna, in my opinion, is about the only place I’ve seen that rivals Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula in terms of sheer physical beauty. The rugged coastline of the Knysna “Heads” is pretty incomprehensible. Simply put, the place is beautiful. Continue reading

cottage in groot brakrivier

Garden Route Road Trip Part 1: Cape Town to Groot Brakrivier

Chas and I just returned from a wonderful road trip that took us from Cape Town to the Eastern Cape on the N2, or the Garden Route. The Garden Route, specifically, makes up the coastal drive from Mossel Bay to Storms River, but we decided to take the whole week to explore the southeastern coast, starting from Cape Town and ending at Port Elizabeth. We took our time, staying one or two nights in small towns along the way, planning activities for some but not all days, and doing the things that make a classic road trip so much fun: following our whims to interesting landmarks, finding strange people and places along the way, hours of good music and conversation…

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