I am now in Bredasdorp a town of roughly 10,000 people. I’ve stayed here in this cozy and friendly town for the last 2 days going on 3 now. The reason for my delayed departure has to do with the fact that I haven’t been able to access my funds from my bank after my wallet was stolen back in Muizenberg. I’ve ordered a new card and figured out Paypal and Visa Direct transfer so all is good now. This was a blessing in disguise. You may be wondering why it has taken me so long to get this sorted. Well big towns are very far in between in South Africa especially going further north. Bredasdorp is one of the largest towns for within a 10 day radius (walking) until I reach Port Elizabeth thus everything needs to be done here before the next leg of my journey.
I’ve made such good friends at the Stoked Hostel. I recommend anyone traveling along the southern tip of Cape Town to check it out. I even decided to stay an extra night. Though I won’t able to do that often, this was the time and place for it. I even ended up making connections in Malawi with the Hostel’s manager Henry. Really cool guy. The owner herself actually lived in Toronto once.
The community in this town called Muizenberg is all about living life. Surfers everywhere you look, I wish I had a try with the waves and the board. The town reminded me of Hawaii where everyone is chill and up for an adventure. The hostel definitely embraced all those qualities, along with clean rooms, baths and the whole works. I was quite happy.
I met Gilmore the day before at a cafe in Cape Town, he was excited about my adventure and asked to join me on the first leg of my expedition, I told him meet me tomorrow morning at 5AM. As like most people who say they’ll do something Gilmore actually phoned me the next morning at 4:30AM at the hostil I was staying at called the Blue Mountain Backpackers.
A modern explorer recently finished a voyage of walking across Africa entirely by foot and kayak.