Thursday, 15 September 2016

The Garden Route to Cape Town. with Plettenberg Bay swimming with seals. January 2015.

Plettenberg bay is a popular destination for South Africans from Johannesburg over the Christmas holiday. It is about 30 KM east of Knysna.
We travelled there to meet the Offshore Adventures team, to go swimming with wild Seals.
It was a professional set up, providing all the wet suites, flippers and snorkels.
Offshore Adventures, Get Wet in Plett
The inflatable boat took the group out to where the Seals are on the rocks. Then you get in the water and see if they will let you swim with them. The photos show it all very well.

It was a great mornings activity.
Plettenberg Bay was a pleasant place, it has a 1970s hotel on a sand bar called Beacon Island that looks rather odd. Beacon Island was once a whaling station, built by the Norwegians who left in 1920.
There are three safe beaches, a lagoon and the river mouth. All backed by mountains. It had a holiday buzz about it and I preferred it to the rather stuffy and sleepy Knysna.
Cape Town
We left Kynsna and drove to Cape Town, I am really glad we did the Garden Route this way round.  As Cape Town is so fantastic and the Garden Rout so underwhelming at least we finished on a high note!
Jump for you cos you in Cape Town and you love it!

I am not going to blogg on about Cape Town, it is as described in all the guide books beautiful and captivating. It is South Africa's most visited city and I will just add photos as to why.
The accommodation I booked through Trip Advisor was 129 on Kloof Nek. It was great, but please read the reviews on Trip carefully as you experience will be very different if you get one of the lower ground floor apartments.
View from 129 0n Kloof Nek, Cape Town. South Africa  

View from 129 0n Kloof Nek, Cape Town. South Africa

Penguins at Boulders Beach, Cape Town, South Africa

Boulders Beach, Cape Town, South Africa.

Fish & Chips

Emirates Cabin Crew have been to them all !

Cape of Good Hope

Cable car to the top of Table Mountain

Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain

Bo- Kapp Houses

Cecil John Rhodes in the Company Gardens, Cape Town in 2015. How much longer do you think????

Stellenbosh Winelands

Stellenbosh Winelands

Winelands South Africa

Castel of Good Hope

Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.