South Africa

Taking your first step on African soil? South Africa is an amazingly diverse land where you can dive with raggy-toothed sharks one day and stalk lions the next. This is a country to road trip and explore, so rent a car, hit the highway and truly experience one of Africa’s most diverse countries.

South Africa Travel

Coffee Bay & Port St. John's - Festivals & Flat Tires

Coffee Bay & Port St. John’s – Festivals & Flat Tires

After the most amazing animal spotting in Addo National Park, we decided to let our adrenaline calm down a bit and head to the chilled out/hippy area of Coffee Bay. As it was pretty far away, we decided to spend the night in Chintsa, too bad we only had the one night there, it looked ...
Tsitsikamma & Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa - This Is Why We Travel

Tsitsikamma & Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa – This Is Why We Travel

We left J-Bay at around 10:30am and drove back the way we came for 3 hours to Natures Valley. Almost every local we’ve met has recommended that we stay in a place called Wild Spirit Backpackers. Originally a travellers lodge built in 1983, Wild Spirit was lucky enough to be on land reclaimed as a ...
To-Do List: Before Backpacking

Travelling to Wilderness & Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

We peeled ourselves away from the gorgeous surrounds of Robertson (and the delicious wine) and headed east on scenic Route 62, the longest wine route in the world. We were heading to the coastal strip of the country called “the Garden Route” towards the town of Wilderness. Along the way we stopped at a famous ...

Hermanus to Robertson, South Africa – Wine Tasting & Whale Watching

From Stellenbosch we headed to a town dubbed “The best place in the world for land based whale watching”, Hermanus. The entire drive there was on the windy route 44 coastal road and every time Dariece or I saw the slightest movement in the water I slammed on the breaks, veered off the highway and ...

Stellenbosch, South Africa: Winelands & Penguin – 2 Of My Favourite Things

The following morning we packed up and said goodbye to Cape Town and our first Backpackers. We headed East to the Winelands area of South Africa…my favourite kind of land! There are over 200 wineries in 1500 meters of mountainous area where it’s the perfect climate and soil for grape growing. We chose to stay ...

Travel to Cape Town, South Africa

Day 3 in Cape Town was a day Dariece has been waiting for for a long time. PENGUINS!! We headed out to Boulders Beach where a colony of 3000 penguins live. We arrived after an hour drive down the coast and Dariece was almost too excited to wait for me to buy tickets. She ran ...