Sunday, August 3, 2014

The Route

My parents started working out the route we will travel around South Africa. There are a few factors we have to take into consideration, as well as logic (to save petrol we are not going to crisscross the country...).

  • Seasons. The northern parts of South Africa in summer are extremely hot, and the Cape in winter is very cold and very wet. Solution? Follow the sun and visit the Cape in summer and the north in winter!
  • Our volunteering opportunities. Our first host will be near Richmond, and thus it becomes the start of our circle around South Africa. The rest is still in progress of being sorted out.
  • Tourist seasons. For example, in December some parts of the country (such as the South Coast) are crowded with people on vacation. We would like to avoid those.

We don't want to plan every single day, as part of the goal of the trip is to be free to explore new opportunities as they come and not be bound to a schedule, but the rough plan looks as follows:

Date Province More specific location
October 2014 KwaZulu-Natal South Richmond, Underberg, Byrne Valley farm
November 2014 Eastern Cape East London, Port Elizabeth
December 2014 Western Cape Garden route (Uniondale, Knysna, George)
January 2015 Western Cape Klein Brakrivier, Struisbaai
February 2015 Western Cape McGregor, Cape town
March 2015 Western Cape Piketberg fruit farm
April 2015 Northern Cape Ceres, WestCoast, Cederberg
May 2015 Northern Cape Springbok, Upington, Kgalagadi
June 2015 North West Potchefstroom, Vryburg
July 2015 Limpopo Thabazimbi, Ellisras, Messina
August 2015 Mpumalanga Kruger National park, Nelspruit
September 2015 KwaZulu-Natal North Mozambique, St. Lucia, Richardsbaai

We will be traveling on the edge it seems!


  1. Skitterende kaart Elna ! Nou is dit maklik om te volg, Mamma

  2. Dit gaan lekker wees om julle te volg want jy maak dit so maklik! OumE

  3. Really inspired by your trip! Will be following your posts with great admiration - ENJOY!

  4. Ek kyk gereeld na julle avonture. Geniet elke oomblik van elke dag.
    Tannie Elsa


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