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Journey to South Africa

Day Nine: Our Anniversary in Knysna Today we began our drive on the Garden Route. I had read about how scenic this drive was, but mistakenly thought it was famous for all the flowers along the route. Actually it´s called the Garden Route because it´s so green. Along with beaches, there are coastal lagoons, lakes,…

Journey to South Africa

Day Eight: Meerkat Adventures and Swartberg Pass As the alarm went off this morning at 4 AM I thought to myself, I hope these meerkats are worth waking up at this ungodly hour…. We drove to the meeting point in the dark and followed a small train of cars with their lights through a plot…

Journey to South Africa

Day Six: Mosaic Sanctuary       It´s kind of funny how the accommodations I liked the best so far were where I felt the sickest. I haven´t really felt fatigue from my treatment on this trip, which is good, although Jon and I have taken our fair share of naps in Pepe´s car. However, I…

Journey to South Africa

Day Five: Our First Real Spotting of Wild Animals So those of you who follow the blog are probably asking yourself, “I thought she said they were going on a safari. Where are all the pictures of animals?” Well, friends- they start now. See, Jon and I wanted our typical safari experience to be at…

Journey to South Africa

Day Three: Our Tour of the Cape Peninsula Cape Town doesn´t occupy the southern most part of Africa. If you look on a map closely, there is a long, skinny peninsula leading from the city to the Cape of Good Hope. The peninsula has very scenic coastline and several cute little seaside towns like Camp´s…

Journey to South Africa

Day Two: Historical Cape Town As previously stated, Jon and I woke up late on our second day in Cape Town, making sure that we could be happy and active tourists for at least half a day. We missed breakfast and instead went to the waterfront pub for a burger and some fish and chips.…