What originally was supposed to be a vacation with friends in October of 2015 ultimately ended up being a solo backpacking trip across the Rainbow Nation exactly a year later. And in retrospect I thank my friends for dropping out last year (some of them quoted some real silly excuses) as I thus explored this beautiful and amazing country on my terms (read full of adventure). Now why South Africa, one would ask. My primary motivation was the Bloukrans Bridge Bungee Jump. I wanted my first to be from there (please look at the pictures before raising an eye). I thus built my entire itinerary in the Western Cape between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.
So, it all started on 22nd October when I took off from Mumbai. I landed in Cape Town at around 11 pm the next night. One of the most important investment you can make is on a Vodacom sim card. They got the best network there and a must-have if you are on a road trip. I had decided that I will couch-surf on this trip and Airbnb was a great enabler in this regard. After landing in the airport, I took an Uber to my host’s place near Long Street. Lovely place, right on the slopes of Signal Hill.