In search of a warmer climate

Plettenberg Bay Travel Blog

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The weather was just showing no signs of improving in Cape Town - Robben Island Ferry was cancelled, Table Mountain was constantly in mist and the cable car wasn't running.  Rather than wasting any more time we decided we would move on and hopefully catch all these things on our return in July.  So we spent yesterday planning where to go, booking onward transport and sitting in the bar next to the fire (wishing we had packed slippers and a pipe).

Today we caught the 'Bazbus' along the Garden Route.  The Garden Route is famous for its scenery and is popular with both South African and international tourists, although at this time of year it is fairly quiet.  We did indeed pass through some wonderful places - huge mountain ranges on our left and the rugged Indian ocean on our right.  We even saw some Zebras at a game park where we dropped some people off.

It was a long day's journey and we got to Plettenberg Bay at about 6pm.  We were dropped at our hostel which was very homely. We went out for a meal on the main street in the town which seems to have lots of trendy bars and restaurants.  They look really nice but it is a stark contrast to the township we passed on the outskirts of the town.

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Plettenberg Bay
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