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This morning saw us up early to pack up our belongings, have breakfast, and begin our trip eastward. Paul,our guide yesterday, had given us great instructions on how to get out of Cape Town. We got onto the N2 highway and went to Somerset West and off at Strand, driving to Gordon's Bay where we drove along the coast to Hermanus where we stopped for lunch. Hermanus is famous for whale watching as the Southern Right Whale comes to ...
It's not a great distance to Swellendam from Hermanus and unlike many other areas in the Western Cape there are a number of road choices. I think that this may be a result of needing paths to link various farming communities which eventually turned into nicely paved roads. We chose to make a rather circuitous route to take in the actual southern most tip of Africa at Cape Agulas where the Atlantic and the ...
... and then a clicking noise from Kirsty. We
stopped to try to find out what was wrong and ended up with me
driving and Mike walking alongside trying to hear what was wrong. In
the end we phoned for a tow truck at midday. We ended up sitting by
the side of the road and at 10 pm we gave up and went to bed. ...
... to coincide with the best time to view the African Wildlife, especially in the National Parks of Chobe, Etosha and the Okavanga Delta, plus of course the Victoria Falls.
Due the expense of this part of the trip, I will be camping and have encouraged my father to dabble in a spot of glamping himself. Camping has changed a lot since his days and its been quite an effort to get everything ready. We have amassed a large tent (so he can stand up), ...
... and fallen asleep in the car…leaving Tom trying to navigate himself to Hermanus.
We arrived in Hermanus safely (and I was bright-eyed after my doze). Hermanus is a popular alternative for shark diving but as we had already done this, the rest of the afternoon was spent walking along the cliff and enjoying the fresh sea air. We watched the sunset whilst perched on some isolated rocks.