Destination: The Cape of Needles

I hadn’t done this for a while, but on Friday night I got the sudden urge to jump in the car the next day and just drive somewhere — so I did.

The destination this time was somewhere I’d wanted to go for a long time but hadn’t managed to get around to — Cape Agulhas, the southern tip of Africa.  After leaving Cape Town at around 11:00 and making a lunch stop en-route, I snapped this pic with the mobile phone camera around three hours later:

End of the road!

(You may need to click on the image to load the full size version if you can’t read the text on the plaque.)

After exploring the area, I took the scenic route back — cut across a dirt road from Bredasdorp to Gansbaai, and then followed the route along the coast through Stanton, Hermanus, Kleinmond and Betty’s Bay (bringing back pleasant memories) before hitting the N2 again at Gordon’s Bay and following that home.  (No photos, sorry — the light was fading by this time.  Maybe next time…)

Total distance travelled: just a touch over 500 km.  Just short of the road distance between Durban and Johannesburg.  Not bad going.

Up next: grab some mates and head off to Ronnie’s Sex Shop!

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