Along the Garden Route
Trip Start Dec 12, 2010
209Trip End Dec 16, 2012
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Our first stop before we reached the garden route, was Highlanders winery. We camped there overnight, and endulged on wine tasting, and an awesome meal of chicken poitje (dutch cast iron pot meal). If you ask me, it was a good way to spend the evening of our fifth wedding anniversary.
The next day, most of our group were very hung over, as they over endulged in the wine the night before. From Highlanders, we headed through Cape Town, then to Cape Agulhas, the southern most point of Africa. Here, Shaun was disappointed as there was too many children and old people around for him to perform a nudey pose
Shaun gets a thrill from getting nude in public places. Because Cape Agulhas didn't work out so well for him, he had to get some adrenalin some how. So at Blaukrans Bridge near Storms River, he took the plunge and did the 216 metre bungy jump. Being his seveth jump, he wasn't scared, but felt he had to do it, as it was higher then his previous 134 metre jump in New Zealand. Why not hey, we were along the garden route.
Hiking in Tsitsitkamma, beer tasting in Knysna and exploring the Cango Caves, were all in a days job for a traveller along the garden route. But ostrich riding, who would of thought. Well, when we arrived at the ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn, we not only learnt about ostriches, but we fed them, stood on their eggs, and even got to ride them. Yes, werid, I know, but we were on the garden route.
As we left the garden route and headed to Cape Town, we soon realised that this was our half way point through our epic expedition in Africa. And what a better way to celebrate, than to sip on the beers we had collected from all the West African countries we had visited. It was along the garden route, that we realised how bad West African beers actually were. Bring on the East Side. Farewell to the West!