A drive across the Cape Peninsula is one thing that was recommended to us time and time again by pretty much everyone we met in Cape Town so seeing as we had a car, we figured we might as well make the most of it and explore the route.

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I have to say, the route does live up to the hype. Especially around sunset.

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The crashing waves, fiery red rocks and white sandy beaches definitely make for a rather interesting contrast…

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… not to mention the jagged mountains zig-zagging across this country drive.

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It truly is one of those places you’ll want to stop and soak it all in.

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The scenery changes as you make your way along the route…

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When we visited, a huge part of the route was closed off (it would be opened the next day but we’d already booked another tour for the next day) and so we didn’t get to see half as much stuff as we would have loved to (especially watching the sunset at Camps Bay) but even with the limited part of the route opened, it was very easy to fall in love with South Africa’s stunning natural beauty.

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  • very beautiful!

    • HandLuggageOnly

      It really is a stunning area of South Africa Tanja – glad you like it too 🙂

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • Isn’t just beyond gorgeous?!

    • HandLuggageOnly

      It really is! So glad you enjoyed your time in SA too, Angie

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • It looks so peaceful out there! What a wonderful place for a getaway!

    • HandLuggageOnly

      It was stunning Rachel – we loved every second.

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • Wow, these photos are absolutely incredible!

    We’re lucky enough to have driven down here in 2014 and it is one of the most beautiful drives ever!

    Visiting Cape Town again in June so we’ll definitely be back on the road!

    • HandLuggageOnly

      I swear it’s one of the prettiest drives in the world! We loved every second! So glad you enjoyed it as much as we did. 🙂

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • After reading this post, South Africa has become top of the list.
    http://www.99percentlifestyle.com/

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Yay! So glad you like it Conor – you’ll love South Africa 🙂

      Lloyd & Yaya

  • Diana Maria

    This is absolutely stunning, I’ve heard so many wonderful things about Cape Town! It has definitely become an addition to my bucket list travel destinations.

    My Lovelier Days

    • HandLuggageOnly

      It really is a beautiful city to explore Diana and the surrounding nature is stunning! You’ll love it. 🙂

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • Zara

    Photography on point!

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Thanks so much Zara! Cape Peninsular is so a photogenic landscape! It’s stunning!

      Lloyd & Yaya 🙂 xx

  • Morgan Speer

    Why was part of the route closed? Were you there over the New Years Holiday by chance? I am traveling to Cape Town over New Years and apparently everything is closed, so I am hoping to rent a car for the first and drive around the Cape.

    Thanks!

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Hey Morgan

      The road was blocked by police as there was a riot ahead and we were told not to drive that way.

      Driving is so easy in South Africa, the roads, cars and whole infrastructure is great! Have an awesome time!

      Lloyd & Yaya 🙂