This is an excert from our post on another blog...Addo was a stunningly beautiful park as far as the scenery went, then throw in the animals ( must have been several hundred warthogs , a number of jackals , Elephants, antelope and birdlife) and we came away very happy we had decided to go. After that we hit the coast again and stopped at Jeffreys Bay (a famous surfing beach). The town was a lot larger than we had imagined but the view of the beach and dunes was beautiful; We had a front row campsite directly on the beach and went to sleep with the sounds of the surf. We got distracted by the discount shopping before we left and ended up with a new wardrobe before escaping.
I was just prompted to mention our stop off at a small game park on the way where we got a little to close to some lions who decided to try and scratch the wicked van, some very paniced moments before we managed to get the wicked van to safety. They basically run a breeding program for lions which they sell to all the other reserves and this gace us an opportunity to pat somelion cubs. Belinda had planned doing this since before we left , we thought they would be small cute and fluffy but in fact they were 6 months old and a fair size. Our visit was just before afternoon feeding so they were in quite a playful mood trying to playfully bite and grab you (just like max). The whole park was a big adrenaline buzz.
Last night we stayed at Tsitsikamma nationalpark , a stunningly rugged coastal forest area. We camped once again metres away from the ocean pounding on the rocky shoreline sending splash up to 10 metres in the air…. this place is impossible to describe and do justice to. We did an amazing walk along the shoreline and up to a lookout which has left us rather sore today.
Today was a drive along the Garden Route (which you hear so much about) , a awesome drive with mountains and forest one side and beatuiful beaches and holiday towns on the other. There is certainly some scenery down in this area of SA !
There is no specific route to take from Cape Town to Johannesburg, but the longer the drive the better.
So I'd suggest Cape Town to Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg in 30 days - this route has LOTS to see.
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