After spending some time in the mountains, I finally made it to Johannesburg, where I promptly booked a tour to Kruger Park for early the next morning. Once we got in the swing of going on game drives every day, I was having so much fun I extended my trip by an extra day for […]
Leaving the Wild Coast, I spent a few nights in Durban to catch up on my blogging before heading onward to a lodge in the southern Drakensberg Mountains. From there I did a day hike to see some old San rock art, and a morning hike in Lesotho, which was dampened by clouds and rain […]
I spent an uneventful night in Port Elizabeth, and was off the next morning to Buccaneers, a hostel on the western edge of the Wild Coast. The wine volleyball game that greeted me that first afternoon quickly ensured the hostel would become one of my favorites to-date. While Buccaneers was good for a party, my […]
After soaking up the surf in Jeffrey’s Bay, I joined two European girls for a guided overnight trip to Addo National Elephant Park. We spent a full day in the park, where we saw tons of elephants, buffalo, warthogs, turtles, and assorted game, but no lions. Day 1 – Road Trippin’ Day 2 -Morning Game […]
As I headed further east along South Africa’s coastline, I couldn’t stop myself from spending at least a night or two in several popular resort towns, including Kysna, Plettenberg Bay, and Jeffrey’s Bay. Like my experience in Australia, South Africa was starting to seem like one long beach town. Enjoying the Island Vibe in Knysna […]
Africa, more so than any other continent I’ve visited, offers endless opportunities to commune with nature. In the span of a few days on South Africa’s Western Cape, I spent time whale watching from land, came face to face with a Great White Shark, rode an ostrich, and petted cheetahs. Whale Watching in Hermanus The […]
After a few nights at The Backpack (hostel), I switched over to staying with Hannes, who agreed to host me via Couchsurfing. I was lucky enough to not only hang out with him a few nights, but to also have the chance to spend a few extra nights with the woman I sat next to […]
I packed a lot into my first few days, starting with a deliciously intoxicating wine tour.
Capetonians benefit from both ocean and mountain views.
A photo essay showing the various interesting signs Dave encountered during his two-month overland trip through South Africa.