Southern Cape Coast – Mostly Magnificent

We spent two weeks over the Easter holiday period in our “happy place” – our home in Mossel Bay, which lies at the start of the famous Garden Route in South Africa.

During our stay we ventured out to various places along the coast, west and east of Mossel Bay, and rediscovered just how beautiful the coastline is where the southern Cape meets the Indian Ocean.

My camera is seldom far from my side when travelling but I had left both my “good” cameras in Pretoria this time around so that they could be serviced and recalibrated by the technicians at Nikon – something that was long overdue after the frequent use to which I put my equipment and the rough life they endure in dusty and bumpy conditions most of the time.

So I was left with one option – my Iphone –  which I have found is a fantastic substitute when taking landscapes and such like, but not much help with bird photography.

What follows is a selection of photos of the beautiful spots we visited, all taken with my Iphone – for a change I will let the photos do most of the talking (Is that a sigh of relief I hear?).

This map of the region shows most of the places mentioned in the post :

Map of the Southern Cape coast
Map of the Southern Cape coast

Starting with the westernmost spot and heading east………..

Just click on any of the photos to open a larger view

Jongensfontein – small coastal holiday town near Stilbaai

Jongensfontein near Stilbaai
Jongensfontein
Jongensfontein near Stilbaai
Jongensfontein

Stilbaai (“Quiet Bay”) – Favoured by retirees and holidaymakers

Stilbaai
Stilbaai
Stilbaai
Stilbaai

Fransmanshoek Conservancy – unspoilt beauty near Vleesbaai

Fransmanshoek Conservancy
Fransmanshoek Conservancy
Fransmanshoek Conservancy
Fransmanshoek Conservancy
Fransmanshoek Conservancy
Fransmanshoek Conservancy
Fransmanshoek Conservancy
Fransmanshoek Conservancy
Fransmanshoek Conservancy
Fransmanshoek Conservancy

Mossel Bay – our favourite small town

The Point, Mossel Bay
The Point, Mossel Bay
View from the Mossel Bay Golf Estate
View from the Mossel Bay Golf Estate

Victoria Bay – best small bay with superb surfing

Victoria Bay
Victoria Bay
Victoria Bay
Victoria Bay
Victoria Bay
Victoria Bay

Sedgefield beach – a hidden treasure

Sedgefield beach
Sedgefield beach

And this is just a taste of South Africa’s beautiful coastline!

 

 

 

 

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