We’ve been walking the new super-easy-super-beautiful five-bay slackpacking trail. It is on the West Coast of South Africa, not far from Cape Town. This is an area that has never really received credit for its incredible beauty.
The walk was hypnotic and days merged into one continuous experience of blue ocean, white beaches, rocky shores, and exquisite vistas punctuated with flowers and birds.
In spite of it being holiday season we saw almost no other people and had the privilege of the sound of the sea to accompany our own thoughts for most of the route.
At one point the isolation and total beauty became too much for Malcom who was convinced that a piece of kelp (Ecklonia maxima) was in fact a giant serpent sent to destroy him. Fortunately his quick reflexes (and Swiss army knife) protected us and made short work of the marine plant so that we could continue in safety.
We crossed natural rock bridges, were mesmerized by crystal water, crossed innumerable deserted beaches and ate lunch at magical luminous pools.
I’ve decide to simply present you with a series of unlabeled photographs and hope that you enjoy them.
Anyone fancy a bit of paradise then? Please let us know if you’d like to do this walk.