Go West, for a quick shotleft

One thing that the lockdown travel restrictions brought about by Covid19 is we have been given the opportunity to explore our country and find some gems. We found one such gem in the Western Cape in the form of a fishing town called Paternoster 2 hours outside of Cape Town. A town made up of gorgeous beaches and white houses.

We stayed at Gonana Guest House in a sea facing room where we could walk from our bed right onto the beach. They serve breakfast and have the friendliest most helpful staff, big shoutout to Sis Thandi for taking such great care of us and all your recommendations.

Quick room tour

For 2 overworked girls from the city this beach holiday was just what the doctor order 🙂 . There are quite a few activities offered at Paternoster but to be honest with you the beach was the only thing on our itinerary. The water is cold but you can go in, here’s a quick tip if you prefer a private beach vibe visit Paternoster during the week because we had the beach to ourselves. When the weekend comes the whole town hits the beach, which makes sense because the weather called for it, it was nice and hot.

Obligatory arrival shot

Our guesthouse house had the best view of the sunset and on a good day you can see dolphins in the water, I caught a sneak peek of the dolphins when we checked in and on our beach buggy tour, but nothing caught on camera.

View of the sunset

We took a beach buggy tour on Saturday morning with Deon a longtime resident of Paternoster who legit knows everyone in town.

POV from the beach buggy

Here is a shot of me staking out the dolphins after breakfast and a few balcony shots.

Show yourselves dolphins

Sho’t Left

I would like to say first and foremost that I have some of the dopest people in my life. As some of you may already know I’m a serial +1, and I recently got the opportunity to flex my super powers and took a midweek break to the Pilansberg National park.

We drove 2.5 hours outside of Johannesburg and stayed at Kwa Maritane Lodge and had a jam packed day (sidebar holidaying is exhausting).

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We checked in had something to eat and hit the spa which after a long drive I’m sure we can all agree a spa treatment was needed.

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Took in a quick tour of the lodge before the safari.

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Then it was Safari time(saw 4 of the big5 the lions were too far for my zoom 😦 but I saw em through a tourist’s binoculars) plus we saw animals around the lodge

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South Africa is really pretty guys any chance you get to do a bit of a sho’t left you won’t regret. Oh I also apologize for sounding corny there but it’s the truth.