South Africa

November 15 : London > Johannesburg
November 16 : Johannesburg > Kruger National Park
November 17 : Kruger National Park
November 18 : Kruger National Park
November 19 : Kruger National Park > Johannesburg > Cape Town
November 20-24 : Cape Town
November 25 : Cape Town > Cape Agulhas
November 26 : Cape Agulhas > Mossel Bay
November 27 : Mossel Bay > Plettenburg Bay
November 28 : Plettenburg Bay
November 29 : Plettenburg Bay > Port Elizabeth
November 30 : Port Elizabeth > Johannesburg > Frankfurt

November 15 : London > Johannesburg
November 16 : Johannesburg > Kruger National Park
November 17 : Kruger National Park
November 18 : Kruger National Park
November 19 : Kruger National Park > Johannesburg > Cape Town
November 20-24 : Cape Town
November 25 : Cape Town > Cape Agulhas
November 26 : Cape Agulhas > Mossel Bay
November 27 : Mossel Bay > Plettenburg Bay
November 28 : Plettenburg Bay
November 29 : Plettenburg Bay > Port Elizabeth
November 30 : Port Elizabeth > Johannesburg > FrankfurtOctober 6 : Singapore > Kuala Lumpur

Kruger National Park

You can’t go to South Africa without going on a Safari. And what better place to do so than the largest national park in the country? Kruger was one of the things I was looking forward to the most when I left for South Africa last November and it did not disappoint! 

Just like you, I saw most of those iconic animals you only find in Africa on the big screen when I was a kid. I had seen them in zoos all over the world as well, but there really is nothing that compares to the real deal, aka seeing countless elephants, zebras, lions, giraffes and many, many more just doing their thing right outside of your car, in their natural habitat. 

If you’re planning your trip, I suggest to spend 2 full days in the park – which is what we did – and sleep inside the reserve. You can find accommodation online quite easily, but book in advance as it sells out quickly (months in advance) and you could end up having to leave the park every night before the gates close. 

I had a wonderful time there and I would really recommend it to anyone. If you’re worried you might not see animals, don’t be – I can guarantee you you’ll see hundreds of them, especially if you drive around at sunrise and sunset. We had a car my South African friend was driving which was nice since we could just go wherever we wanted, whenever we wanted. However, if you aren’t an experienced driver, I would suggest you go on a guided tour instead since some animals such as rhinos and elephants tend to charge cars (which we witnessed twice in just over two days) and I can’t say I would have felt comfortable behind the wheel! 

You can’t go to South Africa without going on a Safari. And what better place to do so than the largest national park in the country? Kruger was one of the things I was looking forward to the most when I left for South Africa last November and it did not disappoint! 

Just like you, I saw most of those iconic animals you only find in Africa on the big screen when I was a kid. I had seen them in zoos all over the world as well, but there really is nothing that compares to the real deal, aka seeing countless elephants, zebras, lions, giraffes and many, many more just doing their thing right outside of your car, in their natural habitat. 

If you’re planning your trip, I suggest to spend 2 full days in the park – which is what we did – and sleep inside the reserve. You can find accommodation online quite easily, but book in advance as it sells out quickly (months in advance) and you could end up having to leave the park every night before the gates close. 

I had a wonderful time there and I would really recommend it to anyone. If you’re worried you might not see animals, don’t be – I can guarantee you you’ll see hundreds of them, especially if you drive around at sunrise and sunset. We had a car my South African friend was driving which was nice since we could just go wherever we wanted, whenever we wanted. However, if you aren’t an experienced driver, I would suggest you go on a guided tour instead since some animals such as rhinos and elephants tend to charge cars (which we witnessed twice in just over two days) and I can’t say I would have felt comfortable behind the wheel! 

Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever visited (if not the most beautiful). While the city center itself doesn’t necessarily stand out (aside from the colorful Bo-Kaap neighbourhood), the unique combination of ocean, mountains, beaches and city life is unlike anything I’ve seen before. 

I rarely stay more than 2-3 days in a big city on my trips because I prefer spending time hiking, swimming, or exploring unknown areas in national parks. However, I always end up missing the energy of the city – Cape Town has both, and when I left after 5 days, I felt like I could have stayed a lot longer there since there was just so much to see. 

Cape Town stretches all the way down to the Cape of Good Hope. If you’re in the area, you’ll want to spend a day driving that route and stop in small villages on the way. In the city, there are many hikes that are amongst my all-time favourites – Devil’s Peak, Lion’s Head, and of course the famous Table Mountain. All three offer breathtaking views of the city and its surroundings. You can use the cable car to get atop Table Mountain, but hiking up is much more rewarding!

If you’re thinking of traveling to Cape Town (or anywhere in South Africa), you’ve probably heard it before, but it isn’t the safest destination out there, so always be cautious when heading out. You’ll find plenty of information on that matter online, but feel free to get in touch if you need any specific advice or recommendation for your trip!

Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever visited (if not the most beautiful). While the city center itself doesn’t necessarily stand out (aside from the colorful Bo-Kaap neighbourhood), the unique combination of ocean, mountains, beaches and city life is unlike anything I’ve seen before. 

I rarely stay more than 2-3 days in a big city on my trips because I prefer spending time hiking, swimming, or exploring unknown areas in national parks. However, I always end up missing the energy of the city – Cape Town has both, and when I left after 5 days, I felt like I could have stayed a lot longer there since there was just so much to see. 

Cape Town stretches all the way down to the Cape of Good Hope. If you’re in the area, you’ll want to spend a day driving that route and stop in small villages on the way. In the city, there are many hikes that are amongst my all-time favourites – Devil’s Peak, Lion’s Head, and of course the famous Table Mountain. All three offer breathtaking views of the city and its surroundings. You can use the cable car to get atop Table Mountain, but hiking up is much more rewarding!

If you’re thinking of traveling to Cape Town (or anywhere in South Africa), you’ve probably heard it before, but it isn’t the safest destination out there, so always be cautious when heading out. You’ll find plenty of information on that matter online, but feel free to get in touch if you need any specific advice or recommendation for your trip!

Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas is along the famous Garden Route connecting Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. It is the southernmost point in Africa, where the Indian ocean and the Atlantic ocean meet. We only stayed one evening, but it was well worth the detour – it’s a really cute village and the drive along the coast to get there is just stunning. If you’re planning on visiting Agulhas and wish to see African penguins, don’t go to Boulders Beach in Cape Town. You’ll find a MUCH cheaper option about halfway between Cape Town and Cape Agulhas in a place called Stony Point Nature Reserve. 

Cape Agulhas is along the famous Garden Route connecting Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. It is the southernmost point in Africa, where the Indian ocean and the Atlantic ocean meet. We only stayed one evening, but it was well worth the detour – it’s a really cute village and the drive along the coast to get there is just stunning. If you’re planning on visiting Agulhas and wish to see African penguins, don’t go to Boulders Beach in Cape Town. You’ll find a MUCH cheaper option about halfway between Cape Town and Cape Agulhas in a place called Stony Point Nature Reserve. 

Plettenburg Bay

Plettenburg Bay was our last stop on our drive along the Garden Route. It did not disappoint – stunning beaches, delicious restaurants, gorgeous national parks and even the highest bridge bungee jump in the world just 30 min out of town. I strongly recommend spending a couple of nights there so you have time to do all of the above, as well as exploring the Robberg Nature Reserve, where most of the pictures below were taken. It was the perfect spot to go for a swim (the water is much warmer there than it is in Cape Town since you’re on the Indian ocean side) and nap on the beach after bungee jumping in the morning. 

Plettenburg Bay was our last stop on our drive along the Garden Route. It did not disappoint – stunning beaches, delicious restaurants, gorgeous national parks and even the highest bridge bungee jump in the world just 30 min out of town. I strongly recommend spending a couple of nights there so you have time to do all of the above, as well as exploring the Robberg Nature Reserve, where most of the pictures below were taken. It was the perfect spot to go for a swim (the water is much warmer there than it is in Cape Town since you’re on the Indian ocean side) and nap on the beach after bungee jumping in the morning.