During our most recent visit to South Africa, we flew into Joburg and drove down to Cape Town via the coast. During this road trip we spent a bit of time on the Transkei coast, in the Eastern Cape, and my mind was absolutely blown by how amazing this part of the country is. It was my first time here but certainly won´t be the last. The landscape here is so incredible…colourful, round Xhosa huts scattered across rolling green hills covered in the most incredibly manicured lawns, I could just imagine hordes of British garden enthusiasts going nuts over the impeccable (and completely natural) grassy landscape that rolls all the way to the sea. The warm and inviting sea flanked by golden sands and utter emptiness… hardly anyone else in sight. For someone (me) whose idea of the perfect beach involves absolutely no human intervention, this place was as close to perfect as you could get.
Everything is very laid back… the roads are terrible which force you to drive slowly and adjust your pace. Animals aren´t fenced in, the neighbourhood dogs will temporarily adopt you and keep you company on your walks, cows chill on the beach, the sun is warm and life happens slowly here. Are you feeling how much I loved this place? I think you must be…
We stayed at the Swell Eco Lodge and they had to practically kick us out on the last day because we did´t want to leave. Our room was one of the original mud huts but it was by far the snazziest mud hut I´ve ever stayed in… we loved it and will definitely be back.
Mágico…a África é o continente mágico ♥
This is so beautiful Kerry !
WOW! Your photos are absolutely stunning, the lighting as well as the scenery!
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Stunning photos! Love your blog! 🙂
Thanks so much 🙂