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
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 loved the wreck and also the history of the lighthouse told to him by a wonderful lady at information.
She was so friendly and helpful to foreign visitors too, no wonder everyone sees South Africa as a friendly place.