Ch2: Cape Town to Addo Elephant Park

This post shows photos from the first chapter of my book, Chasing Ostriches, available now to purchase on Amazon*.

From Cape Town to Addo Elephant Park we visited the following places:

Cape Town ⇾ De HoopGrootvadersboschWilderness NPRobberg Peninsula & Storms River NP ⇾ Addo Elephant NP

De Hoop Nature Reserve

beach and cove at de Hoop, Western Cape, South Africa
Lagoon, de Hoop, Western Cape, South Africa
Camping in de Hoop, Western Cape, South Africa
Flamingos in de Hoop, Western Cape, South Africa
Ostriches de Hoop, Western Cape, South Africa

Grootvadersbosch

Camping in Grootvadersbosch, South Africa
Grootvadersbosch path and mountains, South Africa

Wilderness NP

pontoon boat, wilderness national park, south africa
camping, wilderness national park, south africa

Robberg Peninsula & Storms River NP

Robberg Peninsula
Robberg Peninsula, South Africa
Suspension Bridge, Storms River NP, South Africa
Camping at Storms River NP, South Africa

Addo Elephant NP

Elephants, Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
Kudu, Addo Elephant Park, South Africa
Zebra, Addo Elephant Park, South Africa
Elephants, Addo Elephant Park, South Africa
Buffalo, Addo Elephant Park, South Africa

About the Book

Ever since I learnt that people drive around Africa in 4x4s, sleeping in rooftop tents for months at a time, I dreamed of joining them. My obsession became reality in January 2020, when together with my boyfriend I bought a 20-year-old dark blue Land Rover Defender. She’s called Nyala. After a few test weekends to check out the car, we were ready to go.
Coronavirus struck. Borders closed, hard lockdown began. Our plans to spend six months overlanding through southern Africa were put on hold. Fast-forward six months, and we were ready to go again.
Chasing Ostriches chronicles this journey of exploration through South Africa. We roamed the backroads and national parks in our trusty (and not so trusty at times) Defender. We climbed misty mountains, camped in empty deserts, sunbathed on tropical beaches, and saw wildlife galore under the hot African sky.
I came back with dirty clothes, an even dirtier car, and memories to last a lifetime. I hope my book will help you do the same. 

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