Joburg to Cape Town roadtrip via Poffadder, Springbok, Kaamieskroon, Bitterfontein & Yzerfontein with our dog to see the Namaqualand flowers!

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A few weeks after arriving back in South Africa from living in South Korea (click here to ready more about our 4 years spent teaching English in Korea), Farmboy and I headed off on a 6 week road trip around South Africa. We started our trip in Johannesburg (where my family are) and ended on the farm in Kwazulu Natal (where Farmboy's family are).

During those 6 weeks we visited about 15 towns and cities, some of which I had never heard of before, and had wonderful adventures seeing more of South Africa than either of us had seen before. This is a very image heavy post, so you might want to go and make yourself a cup of tea while you wait for these images to load :)

Farmboy also vlogged our trip, which you can watch by heading over to his youtube channel (click here). There are lots of fun behind the scenes videos of our trip, which I think you'll really enjoy.  I've linked them below so you can watch them right here in this post.

The aim of this trip was to see the famous Namaquland Daisies, as well as to explore more of Cape Town. When we got home from Korea, we wanted to spend time in the major cities in South Africa to see if we would like to settle and make home in any of them. This trip was the perfect opportunity to explore Cape Town and see if we could imagine ourselves making it our new home. 

We also took our pup along with us, as those of you who have followed his story will know, we take hime everywhere with us, including bringing him home with us to South Africa from Korea. This did affect where we could stay though, and so I'll be sharing the pet friendly places we stayed at along the way too. We did phone ahead to all of the places we stayed at to ensure we could bring Shadow along with us, and all of the places below were happy for him to stay with us.

I'll be doing separate posts on the places we stayed (some of which we highly recommend, and some of which we advise you to skip altogether) but in the mean time, here are some of the highlights through my photographs.


Joburg - Kakamas & Augrabies Falls

Where we stayed : Augrabies Backpackers


Kaamieskroon - Hondeklip Bay

Where we stayed: arkoep self catering

The most delightful cottage in Kaamieskroon.
Ria & Koos Beukes: 
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+27 82 926 9756



Bitterfontein - yzerfontein

Where we stayed in bitterfontein: Dawn Ridge Guesthouse

Where we stayed in Yzerfontein: emmaus on sea guesthouse


I hope you enjoyed these photographs and videos, and that they inspire you to travel more here in South Africa. 

We can't wait to do this trip again next year!

Happy traveling!