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A Trip from the Cape to the Garden Route National Park

January 4th, 2010

A great trip to do is the Garden Route tour. These trips can be booked in Cape Town and include a bus tour through the Garden Route National Park with stops at all the major attractions and lookouts.

The Bazz Bus that drives the Garden Route is a kind of backpackers bus

South African Church on the Garden Route South African Church on the..

One of the nice stops is the town of Wilderness, a popular holiday resort with gorgous beaches and in sesaon you can even go whale watching here. The nature has a lot to offer but if you're more of an adrenaline type you can also enjoy sportive activities like paraliding, canoeing and abseiling.

Also at the beach in Wilderness you'll see a lot of kitesurfers looking for some action. In the afternoon the Bazz bus drove us to St Francis, a town near Jeffreys Bay, where we arrived the same evening. In St Francis we met up with some friends and spend some relaxing time on the beach.

Jeffreys Bay is the place to be in South Africa if you're into surf. There are a lot of surf shops where you can hire boards or purchase trendy surfing gear.

The next day the bus left for Buffalo Bay. WOW! Amazing beaches with hardly any tourists. The coastal cliffs and sand dunes make Buffalo Bay a real rugged place and one of those spots where you just want to wander along the beach and collect shells:)

Our cabin in WildernessOur cabin in Wilderness

Besides the beach there is not much in Buffalo Bay so we were ok with the fact that the next destination on our bazzbus ticket started calling us. So we headed to Knysna, a bigger and more developped community. People from Buffalo Bay come here to do their grocery shopping.

In Knysna we visited one of the biggest Rastafarian communities which was some of a disappointment. First of all, we had to pay an entrance fee and once inside it got even worse. The children in the community were ordered to smoke hash joints for entertainment which was too stupid for words and very sad. The children were told where to stand so the tourists could take some 'nice' pictures..Well no more rasta for us!

Picture outside the Bazz BusPicture outside the Bazz Bus

After this weird experience we took a boat trip to Lions Heads, a very beautiful area where the ocean meets two mountains in their middle. We stayed here for sunset which felt like a good end of the day.

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Travel Pictures of Cape Town, South Africa

  • Our cabin in Wilderness Our cabin in Wilderness
  • South African Church on the Garden Route South African Church on the Garden Route
  • Pictures of a church on the Garden Route Pictures of a church on the Garden Route
  • Picture outside the Bazz Bus Picture outside the Bazz Bus
  • Enjoying the views in Wilderness Enjoying the views in Wilderness
  • Horse Riding in South Africa Horse Riding in South Africa
  • The Garden Route National Park The Garden Route National Park
  • Happy campers on the Garden Route Happy campers on the Garden Route
  • Looking down from my paraglide.. Looking down from my paraglide..
  • Spotting wildlife in Garden Route National Park Spotting wildlife in Garden Route National Park
  • Great lakes on the Garden Route Great lakes on the Garden Route
  • Paragliding over South Africa Paragliding over South Africa
  • Sunset on the beach in St Francis Sunset on the beach in St Francis
  • Paragliding south of Cape Town Paragliding south of Cape Town
  • View from the sky...WOW View from the sky...WOW
  • Coastal views in South Africa Coastal views in South Africa
  • Paragliding over Wilderness National Park Paragliding over Wilderness National Park
  • Sunset beach photos of South Africa Sunset beach photos of South Africa
  • Paraliding in Wilderness Paraliding in Wilderness
  • Bus tour to Garden Route National Park Bus tour to Garden Route National Park
  • South African Cuisine:) South African Cuisine:)
  • View over the fields of Wilderness View over the fields of Wilderness
  • The Beaches along the Garden Route The Beaches along the Garden Route
  • The beach at Wilderness The beach at Wilderness
  • A real South African tomato A real South African tomato
  • Surfers in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa Surfers in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
  • Cruising down the Garden Route Cruising down the Garden Route
  • The Bazz bus leaving Cape Town The Bazz bus leaving Cape Town
  • Hostel in South Africa Hostel in South Africa
  • Shells on the wall Shells on the wall
  • Buffalo Bay beach in South Africa Buffalo Bay beach in South Africa
  • Amazing views in Buffalo Bay Amazing views in Buffalo Bay
  • Coastal cliffs of Buffalo Bay Coastal cliffs of Buffalo Bay
  • Rocky beaches in Buffalo Bay Rocky beaches in Buffalo Bay
  • Panorama at Buffalo Bay Panorama at Buffalo Bay
  • Balloon Fish on the beach Balloon Fish on the beach
  • Pictures of Buffalo Bay Pictures of Buffalo Bay
  • Explorers Paradise in Buffalo Bay Explorers Paradise in Buffalo Bay
  • Sand dunes at Buffalo Bay Beach Sand dunes at Buffalo Bay Beach
  • Photos of the sand dunes in South Africa Photos of the sand dunes in South Africa

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Name: Hanna
Age: 26-33
Travel type: Couples vacation

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A Trip from the Cape to the Garden Route National Park
Continent: Africa
Country: South Africa
City: Cape Town
Period: Aug '09-Sep '09
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Liked: The Garden Route tour
Disliked: The Rastafarian Community
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