Along the southern coast of the Western Cape lies the Garden Route. From Mossel Bay to Tsitsikamma River Mouth to Port Elizabeth lies bays, beaches, cliffs, and rocky mountains. Within these cities, you can do a number of activities from visiting ostrich farms, caving, and outdoor water sports. With the Friday off of work, a few and my friends and I are able to do the famous trip for the weekend.
Our next stop was Plettenberg Bay! We passed through the towns of George and Knysna before we arrived and even stopped at the Knysna Elephant Park before settling into our hostel for the day. Plettenberg Bay was named "Baia Formosa" by early Portuguese explorers and rightfully so. The city is right on the water and is a beach town that is quiet in the winter but it seems as if it would be alive in the summer. There are again majestic mountains that overlook the sandy white beaches making the town seem isolated. For dinner, we headed right down to the beach for a restaurant called the Lookout and watched the sunset where we viewed the sandy beaches to the south and the mountains to the north.
The highlight of the trip for me was the amazing hike we did in Plettenberg Bay at Roberg Nature Reserve. This hike was beautiful and non strenuous on the way up where it overlooks the beautiful bay. We were also lucky enough to view the seals, dolphins, and sharks, It took about two and a half hours to get to the point before it turned wild. A woman at the beginning of our hike said it turns wild but we did not realize what she meant by it. For the second half of our hike, we had to scale the sides and go over rocks and make sure we did not get wet from the waves that came too close. After another hour and a half later, we are back at the beginning and exhausted. However, it truly was one of the best hikes I've been on.
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