Travels

South Africa part 3

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There it is, my last video from my trip to South Africa. I wish this trip never ended, we had so much fun and we fell in love with the country. Can’t wait to go back as soon as possible! But let’s get back to business. The first day we drove to Gansbaai where we stayed for one night to go shark cage diving. That is something I always wanted to do, because I love sharks. And definitely white sharks, they are so majestic. So the next morning we started the boat tour to a nearby area where all the sharks are spotted. We were in South Africa just the right time to spot the sharks, but unfortunately to late for the whales. But hey, I am not complaining. The experience was amazing! The first time you go into the cage is so scary, but after that it is just very exciting…

After the tour we drove to Stellenbosch which is also known for their beautiful wineries. And since we are a big fan of wine, we decided to stay there for two nights. The first night we dined at Rust en Vrede which is an amazing restaurant and winery. We had to book three months ahead to get a spot. The food was spectacular and if this restaurant was situated in Europe it would definitely have a Michelin star. The next morning we went to the Slow Market for some food and after that we drove to a couple of wineries. At the Waterford estate we decided to do a wine tasting. After a total of 8 (!) wines we went back to our room and enjoyed the warm sun on our patio.

After having a good night rest, we drove to Cape Town. On our way to our accommodation we decided to already visit the Penguin colony and take a cable car to the Table Mountain. Since Table Mountain is usually covered in fog and when we arrived it wasn’t, we jumped out of the car and took this opportunity. The next couple of days we strolled through the city and took a tour to the townships where we saw another side of South Africa. The people were all so nice and we went to Mizoli’s to have some typical South African meat. That night it was also full moon and that means whole of Cape Town goes to Lion’s Head to hike to the top. From there you will have an amazing view over the city with the sunset and the full moon. It was soooo busy that we missed the sunset, but seeing the full moon shine over the city made it all worthwhile. The next day consisted of driving past Bo Kaap, strolling through the Botanical Gardens, eating the best sushi ever, and seeing the movie Deadpool in 4D. We felt right at home!

For our last day we decided to go surfing at Muizenberg. Since we wanted to try it first, we did not participate in classes. And what a bad decision this was. We sucked at surfing! It is so hard and I didn’t even got up the board. Next time we will definitely take some lessons.

And then we had to go back to cold Amsterdam. It is a couple weeks later and I am still about our trip every time. South Africa is such an amazing country and I would recommend everyone to visit it. You will not be disappointed!

Stay tuned for my next trip!