Hello World! As someone who doesn’t generally do the whole new years resolution thing. I did promise myself more travel adventures in 2019 & that included taking more road-trips. As a child we would take spontaneous road-trips and stop where the wind blew us. My dad didn’t book in advance or plan our routes at all.
As an adult however I stopped road-tripping and fell in love with air travel, taking a plane somewhere,anywhere was my new addiction. Saving for that annual trip and depriving myself the rest of the year was pretty much how I relaxed. But it just wasn’t working for me, I would end up exhausted because I needed a break & waiting 12 months for one seems absurd.
I’ve read the health benefits of taking regular breaks as opposed to one long vacation are endless. Research shows that a holiday is not only good for your mental health but it can even decrease your risk of heart attack. I was sold,so back to road-tripping we go. Here are my 2019 road-trip bucket list stops in Cape Town:
My 2019 road-trip bucket list kicked off in the Cedarberg region in March 2019. We visited Lamberts Bay, Graafwater, Clanwilliam, Citrusdal and Piekenierskloof. A mere two hours away (it actually felt like four) , we decided to take the West coast more scenic route & our first stop was Graafwater. A quaint little town , no frills no fuss. This is where we stayed over.
We then ventured into Lambertsbaai , the perfect sea village looking for seafood & found ourselves at Weskus Kombuis. Initially we drove to Muisboskerm a lovely open air restaurant situated right on the beach but we needed a reservation and they only served dinner.
In Clanwilliam we found Nancy’s tearoom a hidden gem,we came for the scones but stayed for lunch.
And as no road trip is complete without a stop at the Padstall or Farm stall & believe me we stopped at many. I finally found my marmalade jam at this one and my heart was full.
On to the next adventure. Thank you for reading. If you have any suggestions on where to stay or what to see drop me a message. All my love F xx