Oct 13 – Cape Town, South Africa (The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre): Final drive with the large group. Cape Town woohoo!!! Civilization woohoo!!! Checked out Table Mountain by cable car. I would describe it as ‘cliffy’. Hellish experience getting off the table. Cable car broke down. Stuck at the top with 60 screaming / farting children for an hour and a half. Ate dinner at Nelson’s Eye. Amazing t-bone steak.
Oct 14 – Cape Town, South Africa (The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre): Shark diving! 2-3 meter sharks swam around us. Not too fiesty, but still an intimidating experience.
Oct 15 – Cape Town, South Africa (The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre): Attempted to check out Robben Island. Long story short…loaded the boat, boat left port, very choppy waters, 10 minutes later boat turns around, people below deck vomiting. Trip canceled. Ticket refunded.
Walked all around Cape Town instead with me lonesomes. Checked out the waterfront and Long Street.
Oct 16 – Cape Town, South Africa (The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre): Party night to say goodbye to a few people.
Goodbye Amy, Alice, and Nic! We’ll miss you. Safe travels!!!
During the time we spent at Cape Town there have been 3 muggings. 6 people from another truck by knife point, 2 girls walking 10 feet from the hostel, and an older man at Park St. Cape Town isn’t even on the radar compared to Jo’burg. I hate that locked down feeling. I wonder how Jo’burg is going to be.
Oct 17 – Cape Agulhas, South Africa (Swellendam): Agulhas National Park, the southern most point in Africa. Got yelled at by Ms. Old Crabby Pants at the ticketing table for the lighthouse. Then climbed it.
Oct 18 – Outshoorn, South Africa (Backpackers Paradise & Joyride): Rode an ostritch at the ostrich farm. Climbed the tiny inlets of The Cango Caves. Truck almost broke down again. Will need to be fixed tomorrow or we’ll be delayed a day.
Oct 19 – Storm’s River, South Africa (Tube ‘n’ Axe Camp): Drive day.
Oct 20 – Storm’s River, South Africa (Tube ‘n’ Axe Camp): Hiked the most scenic hike of my life through the Tsitsikamma National Park using the Otter Trail. Damn I wish RJ was here with me!!!
Oct 21 – Jeffery’s Bay, South Africa (Island Vibe): Highest bungee jump at Bloukrans Bridge. Ticked off my list, woohoo! Dinner at 3 Fat Fish.
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