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Towards Cape Town

Over a few days we meander along the coast, checking out the sights and enjoying sunny days.

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The beautiful coastal road

We stay with friends who also drove the Pan-Am highway around the same time as me who I have not seen since Overland Expo in about 2014. It’s great to catch up with friends, great to hangout with people who so throughly understand life on the road, and great to have fast wifi! Ha.

As another reminder of the Pan-Am Highway we visit a small penguin colony, something I have not seen since Southern Argentina.

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There is even a penguin colony down here!

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These guys are cute!

In Hout Bay we spend a morning snorkeling with seals, which is hard to put into words. There are hundreds of seals swimming in the frigid water, and we snorkel in and around them. The younger ones are playful just like puppies, and I stay as long as I can in the water before my entire face goes numb from the cold. The Southern Atlantic is seriously cold!
(I don’t have photos of the seals, though I do have a ton of go pro footage, so keep your eyes out for a future video)

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Hout Bay – a gorgeous coastal town

This coastline of South Africa is simply stunning. I grew up thinking the Great Ocean Road in Australia is the most stunning coast drive in the world, though now I think South Africa holds that title.

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This place is not far from Cape Town. We had it all to ourselves

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The full view of the campsite

We’re getting close to the big city of Cape Town…


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3 Responses

  1. Inge says:

    Hi Dan, would you tell me where this beautiful camp is situated or name?

  1. May 20, 2018

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