South Africa March 2019

South Africa, March 2019: The Garden Route Video Moments

After beginning the first part of our trip in Cape Town, we hit the road to follow the Garden Route and see more of South Africa on our way to Addo National Elephant Park. With stops in towns such as Hermanus and Wilderness, visits to national reserves for hiking, and day trips to beautiful towns like Knysna, we felt like we were able to see further into the beautiful country.

South Africa, March 2019: The Garden Route Video Moments

South Africa, March 2019: Addo Elephant National Park

Few experiences epitomize Africa more than a safari, and South Africa is one of the continent’s top safari destinations. Kruger is the jewel in the country’s national park crown, but we chose to spend our first safari experience at and around Addo Elephant National Park.

 South Africa, March 2019: Addo Elephant National Park

South Africa, March 2019: The Garden Route

The heartbreak of bidding farewell to Cape Town was assuaged by the excitement of what lay ahead between us and Addo, a route known as the Garden Route. Driving straight through to Addo on the quickest route would take about 9 hours, but we broke the drive up over 8 days, taking scenic detours when possible and spending some time by the beach and at other noteworthy destinations along the way.

South Africa, March 2019: The Garden Route

South Africa, March 2019: Cape Town

Africa evokes contrasting images: sun-drenched savannahs, stunning wildlife, and a captivating array of tribes, cultures, and traditions on the one hand and a dark colonial past, crushing poverty, pervasive corruption, and destructive wars on the other. It’s a massive continent that tends to dazzle travelers with the former and confront their preconceptions of the latter.

South Africa, March 2019: Cape Town