Past the southernmost point of Africa

In slightly rainy weather we set out from De Hoop across long and mainly boring country road towards the Southernmost Tip of Africa in L’Agulhas.

L’Agulhas is nothing more than a small village and a sign marking the southern end of the African continent and the location where the warm Indian and the cold Atlantic Ocean meet. Anyways, we had to see it!

From L’Agulhas, we drove another 130km west to Hermanus (the whale watching capital of South Africa) where we would spend the night. There we had some amazing burgers at the “Fusion” restaurant, but unfortunately we were unlucky with the whales since the season of them staying in the bay had already passed (high whale season would end in September).

After a relaxed night in Hermanus and breakfast at the local Saturday market, we moved on further towards Cape Town. The really nice drive along the coastal R44 took us past Betty’s Bay and Pringle’s Bay as well as some other small towns until we arrived in Stellenbosch. 

Once in Stellenbosch – how else could it be (Stellenbosch is THE wine region in South Africa) – we went on a wine tasting at the Vergelegen Winery and they had some excellent wine for us on offer!