Alright, let’s start this journey here. I will try and add as much detail as possible so that you would be able to travel the same route and explore (more or less) the same things (we don’t want to be boring right, so i guess you will do your fair share of exploring yourself.)
We were planning this trip over a few months, no daily planning but constantly adding new ideas to our Pinterest. At first we actually wanted to go to New Zealand and i have no idea what made us change plans and go to South Africa instead, but it was definitly the perfect decision. Driving along Garden Route sounded like a solid plan. I found a lot of tips for this trip, so i don’t want to bore you with car booking agencies (you should definitly rent a car though) or the best internet connection.
We started our journey in Cape Town and decided to travel along the Graden Route up to the Addo Elephant Park (which is is somewhat close to Port Elizabeth).
When we arrived at the aiport it was Christmas Eve and already late at night, so we just booked a really small bed and breakfast close to the airport. When we woke up in the morning we were so excited about nature and about the different light and smells and animals. We took a lot of pictures of the small garden, the dog that lived there and a big squirrel. Boy, little did we know about what was waiting for us.
After we had coffee we hit the road again to go to our first real destination: Simon’s Town! What we didn’t know back then is that Simon’s Town isn’t that close to Cape Town and the average age there might be around 60. But then again; it was the perfect and calm way to begin our journey. We found Karen and Frank’s appartment over airbnb and i will add a link, not for advertisment and i also don’t get anything from it but because Karen and Frank are incredibly nice and i don’t think that any view will compare to the one from their appartment. Also, during whale season (which we missed and this is still an open wound for me) the whales come so close to the shore that you can hear their breathing while you are in bed. I mean; i’d almost go back there just to experience this. Find them HERE . I will be honest about one thing though, the toilet is somewhat inside the apartment without a door. It is around the corner, next to the shower, so it’s a different part of the place but… well, let’s put it like THIS