We had the privilege of traveling to the Eastern Cape recently and found the most amazing places along the way. We decided to do a slow drive and see the places we normally just whizz past on our way to our final destination.
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Our journey took us to the highest public road in South Africa, spectacular mountain scenery (read more about it here) and friendly folks who has a passion for the Malutis. The second part of our journey took us south towards the coast, past quaint towns, rocky hills, grassy fields with windpumps, old stone buildings and crested eagles proudly perched on telephone poles.
Instead of me rambling on about the beauty, wildness, people, views and unspoilt nature, I’ve added some images to tell the story. Enjoy!
We arrived at Bushmansrivermouth and readied ourselves for 3 weeks of serious relaxation. We did exactly that – swim in the cool waters, walk on white beaches, explore the area on day trips, went fishing by boat, and thoroughly enjoyed lazy days and balmy nights.
Our camping rig consists of two rooftop tents (one for us and one for the kids), a very comfortable offroad trailer from Metalian, and a GX 80 series Land Cruiser. We make use of Front Runner equipment and accessories as well as National Luna fridge/freezers in both the vehicle and trailer. This works well for longer trips where more supplies and cold space is required.
We spent the night at a game farm that we found on our GPS. It was a great spot to rest after the days’ travel.
We could have easily spent more time on the road but we had a set date to be back in Durban so we headed for the N3 and cruised down to the coast past the Drakensberg Mountains and the Midlands regions of KwaZulu Natal.
The Eastern Cape can be explored in segments, focussing on one area at a time or combined like we did. I still have so much to see there and will return soon.