The Garden Route

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Point of Human Origin

Last weekend Bjørn and I had the pleasure of doing the Garden Route travelling from Cape Town to Plettenberg bay. Our journey started off by travelling to Mossel Bay here we visited Point of Human Origin, Shark Cage diving and the Dias Museum. The Point of Human Origin is seen as one of the first modern human being settlements 162 000 years old. In Mossel Bay one probably finds one of the most accessable Great White Shark populations in the world, and here we had the pleasure of getting close to them through Shark Cage diving, quite fascinating. Bartolomeu Dias, who left Lisbon in August 1487 with two caravels of 100 tons each, and a bigger store ship. Dias sailed along the coast of Africa as far South as a harbor later known as Baia dos Tigres.

Then the journey went to Oudtshorn and the Cango Caves, which remains South Africas oldest tourist attraction. Then followed by the world´s highest commercial bungy jump from a bridge (216m) right outside Plettenberg bay. This was certainly one of the most terrifying and exciting things I have done.

We ended our journey by doing the Hakerville Costal Hike, which is a 24k two-day hike. We stayed at two different huts, the Hakerville and the Sinclair, passing through breathtaking natural scenery. On our way home we also stopped by Robberg nature reserve in Plettenberg bay which had amazing beaches

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Shark Cage Diving

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The Great White

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The Cage

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The Dias Museum

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The bridge

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Hands were marked before jumping

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Bjørn ready to jump

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Flying

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Relived after the jump

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The Hakerville Costal Hike

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Amazing scenery by the coast

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Stunning views

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The trail was well marked

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Bjørn climbing

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Flowers and views

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