Our last leg of the Garden Route from Knysna to Cape Town was the easiest, and probably the most beautiful. We stopped off in Hermanus for lunch and some whale watching- it’s not exactly the season to see the most whales, but as soon as we sat down in a restaurant right on the water, our waiter pointed out and I saw a giant tail-fin disappear. After some soup and seafood, we were only about three hours away from Cape Town.
The drive into Cape Town was stunning. We drove along the coast and it reminded me so much of driving the Pacific Coast Highway winding around bends along steep cliffs that led down to the water. Andrew was in the passenger seat and it was up to him to film how beautiful the scenery was while I tried not to think about how scary the drop was off one side of the road. We made it to the hostel after dark and were overwhelmed by how nice – Really. Nice – the B.I.G. Backpackers Hostel was.
We checked into our room, chatted with the two Brits who we would share the room with for the night. Afterwards, I apologized to Andrew for not having as much product and make-up than they did. Homeboys had a LOT (hair-dryer included) and the room resembled a sorority girl’s college dorm more than it did a room you stay in for a couple of nights while traveling in a different country. They were nice though, and very quiet when they came in after a long and I’m assuming by the smell intoxicating night out. We were out earlier than them the next morning, so I unfortunately couldn’t tease them about their crazy amount of products.