Africa Blog

The Ride to Half a Million Miles

Southern Coast of Africa

My time had come to return to Cape Town.  It was hard to believe that it had been 3 months ago that I landed here.

     Shortly before my arrival in East London I got an email from a fellow R1100GS rider named David who want to see the trusty GS.   David gave me so good options of roads to take on my return into Cape Town.   From Cape Agulhas I wanted to take the coastal road to a fishing village of Hermanus.  The day was a beautiful day with sunny skies and a cool air.   Rolling green hills and valleys where the landscape bordered by the mountains. 

      Hernanus is a great little city to relax in,   many shops and restaurant line the water front but, the coolest thing now was the whale watching.  You didn't have to even go in the water.  Just sitting a any of the cafes having a tea or coffee was  all the effort it took to spot whales in the bay.

     While in Hermanus I need Chris and Zara who were riding an R1150GS.   After having a chat with them I mentioned a route towards the town of Stellenbosch  which was where they were from and they offered to lead me in that direction.   Again the coastal road was just amazing.   From the ribbon that follows the edges of the cliff to the scenic views.  It was hard to go fast because I keep looking all around me.  Once in Stellenbosch your back in the wine country.   Rolling hill covered with rows and rows of grapes growing.

Chris and Zara