|A view along South Africa's Garden Route|
After a couple of exciting days in Gansbaai, we continued east along the coast of South Africa. A few hours in the car brought us to the Garden Route, a scenic route that reminded us of the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. The Garden Route brought us all the way to Tsitsikamma National Park.
Since we were delayed by a day at Gansbaai, we had a very long drive and arrived much later than we had planned. Although I don’t love arriving somewhere in the dark it does make the morning very exciting when you can head outside and check out the view!
|Our Forest Hut in Tsitsikamma National Park|
We decided to spend a few days in Tsitsikamma after a couple of South Africans recommended it to us. We were very excited to see what was in store. The Otter Trail is a very famous hike in South Africa. It takes five days to complete and you have to sign up for a permit at least a year in advance. The good news for us is that anyone can hike the first day of the Otter Trail without a permit. It was gorgeous. I can’t imagine what five days would have been like!
|David on the Otter Trail|