Hey hey there my beautiful readers. I believe you guys are holding up and not giving up. As promised we start a travel blog post marathon this week and I have been very very excited to share with you guys. If there was such a thing as travel being a love language then that’s definitely my love language. Before I get in to this, I just wanna say I can’t believe next week is September. I feel like I had this kind of rant towards the end of July and just like that it’s September next week (I can’t even… RME!) . Anyways let’s get in to it. Today I wanna share with you guys about Cape Town and my experience when I went there and all that.
First of all for those of you who don’t know where Cape Town is, it’s a very very beautiful city in South Africa. And if you don’t know where South Africa is, this is the time where using that google thing would be of great help. So I have had the opportunity to visit Cape Town thrice when I was living in South Africa. Unfortunately all my visits were very brief and quick but I still found a way to make the most of my stay there. The first time I went to Cape Town was in 2017 and it was a two day trip because I had an appointment/ meeting and had to head back to school as soon as the meeting was over. In 2018 I also took a two day trip because of the same reason and the third time (also 2018) was a three day trip but more of a holiday than work related. The first two times I took a bus and it was a whooping 14 hour trip but I opted for a bus simply because I wanted to experience the country in a short while and boy it was worth it. Granted that the journey does take place mostly at night but you get so see how different places are even though its at night. You get to see little towns in South Africa that are just so darn cute and also if you’re on an extremely busy schedule and on a budget, then you get to kill two birds with one stone.
I remember in one of those bus rides we had arrived in the Western Cape at like 6am in the morning and we were in Knysna (a very pretty town in the Western Cape). I remember seeing the sun rise. I was a tad exhausted from the long bus trip and being awakened by this beautiful work of nature. It’s one of those moments when the universe just woowed me so much. As we were traveling around I also got to see Stellenbosch (also very very pretty town in the Western cape) and honestly if there was a moment I was sold when it comes to taking long ass bus rides it was then for sure. I also got to see other towns that unfortunately I don’t remember the names and others I don’t know the names. I just happen to remember Stellies and Knysna because they stood out to me and I knew about them before the trip. One other thing that is just imprinted in my mind to this day was the farm fields right before getting in to Cape Town. OH MY GOODNESS! I was sitting at the very front sit of the top decker in the bus (both times) and I got to experience this like someone wearing 3D glasses for IMAX but the only difference is everything was real. There was very very big extensive farms (not sure what they farm there though) but they were big and as far east and as far west to the farms were these amazing hills. Honestly it was one of the most beautiful things I had ever seen. If you are ever planning a trip to Cape Town find a way to take the bus just for that experience, I guarantee you, you’ll thank me later. However if you can make the arrangements and afford to drive there then definitely do that drive. YOU WILL LOVE EVERY SECOND OF IT.
The cities I have mentioned are in the Western Cape and I was coming from the Eastern Cape(Grahamstown) so I also got to see Port Alfred, Port Elizabeth. Other towns that I also remember seeing (after looking at google maps LOL) were Mossel Bay, Jeffreys bay and others that I am not sure but I will add a map of the route that will show you the possible stop overs. Seeing how the getting there has taken me an entire blog. I am going to end this one here for today and post a continuation of my trip(s) to Cape Town tomorrow. Thank you for stopping by and be sure to pop by tomorrow for the real show.
DISCLAIMER; Obviously with everything there are risks to be put in to consideration so if you do decide to take a bus there or do a drive. Watch out for your safety by doing enough research on what to do and what not to do at specific times and stuff like that. Also if you need any help with planning a trip there I am more than willing to help in any way I can so just drop me an email and I will get back to you as soon as I see it.
RME; Rolling my eyes.
Kaapstad; Cape Town in Afrikaans.