December 17, 2011
After Hermanus we made our way up the coast – our initial plan was for our next stop to be at the Southern most tip of Africa: Cape Agulhas. But we got there second, the weather had beaten us there and it was tipping down with rain and the wind was pumping. So we took the obligatory photo with a foot in either ocean then headed back onto the open road.
We passed through Arniston (which had a nice looking municipal campsite only it lacked any form of shelter from the wind) then carried on through to Wilderness, trying to outrun the weather. As we got camp set up the rain arrived but we had the awning on the landy up and managed to keep dry.
The next morning we mad our way further along the garden route, stopping at Bloukrans to watch several randoms throw themselves off the side of the bridge then on to Storms River Mouth for a couple of days. The suspension bridge there still rocks, the dassies still wake you up at sun rise and the campsite is still incredible. Need I say more? Oh yeah actually – the bad weather finally passed us there and we managed to squeeze in an awesome morning around the pool, topping up our tans and catching up with our books. But nice as it was, we had a great place lined up on our itinerary for our next stop so we didn’t hang around for too long: Addo Elephant Nature Reserve was calling.