Drakensberg – Sani Lodge
Durban – Hippo Hide/Happy Hippo
Cape Town – The Backpackers and Long Street Inn
Joburg – Diamond Diggers
After our second to last long bus ride, we finally arrived in Cape Town. We decided to stay in CT for a week and we hit the ground running. Our second night in Cape Town we hiked up the Lions Head to watch the sunset and then the full moon rise. We had amazing company and made it up and down without incident, even if I was shaking after the vertical ascent on a ladder. Luckily I wasn’t the only one.
Back in Durban we ended up meeting some awesome Americans and were entertained by Wade and the guy almost falling out of his stool. We explored the city, made it rain once again at the Victoria Street Market, and marveled at Durban’s amazing public transport. Then we headed to Coffee Bay (Buffalo!) to enjoy some time along the Garden Coast. We lucked out and ran into some past travel buddies: Ben, who we met in Tofo and Christian who we met in the Drakensberg Mts. The weather didn't work in our favor, but it was still a fun time and we did get in a hike to the Holl In The Wall, even if we couldn't swim through it. The tab system, was dangerous, but definitely a great place to stop on the way to Cape Town!
The public transportation from Maputo to Durban was surprisingly easy. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t as easy so we spent our first day in South Africa heading to the mall to enjoy heavenly fountain sodas and getting a new phone charger. From Durban we went up to the Drakensberg Mountains. We stayed near the Sani Pass which leads up to Lesotho.
Whereas it had rained in Durban and along the coast, it had snowed in the mountains. Thanks to our amazing travel luck, the sun came out just as we were heading up there. Unfortunately it was still cold even with the rays, so we had to stop and stock up on fleeces.