Kennedy from Tanzania and Michelle from Sydney Australia, planning our holiday adventure to South Africa; it is the country that is located to the south part of Africa.
Heard from news about the country, political instability, racism of black and white, gangs in the street of Soweto, but those weren’t reasons for us not to visit the country and experience the adventure part of it.
We landed in OR TAMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Johannesburg, ready to experience the country’s true story of local life and adventure. We spent 5 days in Johannesburg where we interacted with locals by catching public transport; visited the village nearby.
14 HOUR BUS RIDE
The week after we caught a 14 hour bus to Cape Town, Michelle’s favorite place because of the beach and abseiling on Table Mountain. The bus ride was so good since it passed through all these little villages, which reminded me of Tanzania.
We arrived in Cape Town and spent a few nights in De Waterkaant, a suburb decked with terraces, cobbled streets, cool small bars/cafes and a vibrant rooftop atmosphere. We stayed at The Charles, a cute little terrace refurbished into a boutique hotel, conveniently located across shopping centre, Cape Quarter and small café/bar, Café Manhatten.
Next day we caught public transport to Table mountain and experienced the cable car to the table top.
Michelle organised abseiling activities, meanwhile I didn’t agree with the activity, feeling like it was dangerous. But she convincing me to step outside my comfort zone and we finally abseiled down the cliff together.
It was the best experience for both of us, hanging from the rope while viewing the city and the beach at the same time.
At the bottom, we hiked for 1hr returning to our starting point, ready for the beach.
After one week we caught a bus back to Johannesburg and flew back home with a greater understanding of the true story of the country. There was so much to see, we couldn’t possibly tell you how awesome it was, so you better check it out for yourself.