Agulhas Revisited

The furthest East we travelled while on our two week trip up the  Garden Route, was Storms River Mouth where we stayed at the stunning National Parks Board resort.

Before our return to Cape Agulhas for our “official start”  we picked up our Satellite phone in Greyton from ZippiSat. Judy from ZippiSat informed us that we should be secretive about using the satellite phone in some North African countries as they were banned there because of terrorist activity. That night we camped in Struisbaai, about 5kms from Cape Agulhas, at a campsite right next to  one of the longest beaches in South Africa. In the morning Ian had a  short swim in the sea while Solveig went on a short walk on the beach

Flag waving South Africans

Then off to the start of our incredable journey…. Cape Agulhas …. The 28th January 2014, coincidentally Anka our daughter in law’s birthday. Then we met Sven, a Norwegian visitor and chatted about our trip. We set the video camera on a tripod and captured our departure as seen here:

Afterwards we took George to a shipwreck near Suiderstrand,  a lovely resort about 5 kms west of Agulhas with tastefully designed  stone houses… A departure from the usual, even a fisherman cottage named “Southern Comfort”

George at shipwreck

George loved the wreck and also the history of the lighthouse told to him by a wonderful lady at information.

George at Agulhas lighthouse

She was so friendly and helpful to foreign visitors too, no wonder everyone sees South Africa as a friendly place.

Author: Ian & Solveig's Overland Adventures

Although we never achieved our original goal of reaching Norway overland through Africa, our experience was so unexpectedly rewarding that we've not been able to settled down again! So we added new destinations to our lust for adventure. We hope that you will join us in sharing new exciting places and encounters with the amazing people we meet along the way.

One thought on “Agulhas Revisited”

  1. Hey guys – What a great blog. You two really look the part.!!! You have a ball – wish I was there. Keep the news coming – Mike R

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