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South Africa : The End

We’re finally coming to the end of my South Africa series! Can you believe it?? We started this last November! And today we are finally coming to the end of my trip in that amazing country! My final week in South Africa was relaxing and yet busy all at once. We did a lot, but we took it slowly because I think I had a bit of a heat stroke after that ride on the boat!

We spent a fantastic day back in Stellenbosch – having a delicious lunch on the main street, walking through the tall trees and beautiful buildings of the university campus and stopping by a wine farm or two…obviously!


We had afternoon tea with T’s grandmother at the Mount Nelson Hotel – it was amazing! Possibly the best possible afternoon tea – and it was a buffet style so you could go back for more delicacies as many times as you wanted!

afternoon teaWe had a final wine tasting at Durbanville Hills in Cape Town – it was a rainy day and we ran through the parking lot to arrive, drenched, at our tasting. Not even the rain could ruin this last delicious wine and chocolate paired tasting with my favourite person!

durbanville hills

Finally in one of our last days we headed out with T’s mom around the bay – we saw Clifton Beaches and Hout Bay. And wished we hung out more over there! The beaches and the seaside were sparkling and beautiful!

clifton coast clifton

photo by the beach

that’s the face I pull every time I take a photo…

clifton with t

The same day we dropped by the utterly mesmerising World of Birds! Another animal sanctuary and rescue. They have every kind of birds – from peacocks to owls to dinosaur like birds! There were also monkeys and big cats and even a tiny little kangaroo!

world of birds mission

monkey on t

Hopefully T doesn’t kill me for putting this up on the internet

world of birds

world of birds 3

the most unlikely friendship

world of birds 2

world of birds tina

we named her Tina

world of birds 4

And finally the day came that I had to say goodbye – it was quite sad to say goodbye to such an amazing country, to my wonderful host family whom I couldn’t have been luckier with and to my person – but we were seeing each other about a week later, back where we had met, in St Andrews, for our graduation!

To tell you the truth, I’m sad to be saying goodbye to this series because I had the time of my life over there and I miss the girl who brought me there to begin with so much! It’s been fun reliving these moments! I mean yes the spiders were giving me nightmares, but hey I would do it all over again! And I will one day for sure!xx

goodbye sa

If you missed anything from the series:
Series Reveal – First Week in SA
V&A Waterfront
South African Braai
Morning at the Bloubergstrand Beach
A Walk Through Greenmarket & Long Street
Finding Nemo in Cape Town
Wine Tasting in Stellenbosch
Afternoon tea at La Motte
Celebrating like Locals in Cape Town
Safari at Aquila
A Day at the De Hoop Nature Reserve
L’Agulhas, or the end of Africa
Dolce Vita on the Seaside
Penguins at Betty’s Bay
Afternoon Tea at Mount Nelson


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