A few weeks back, my husband surprised me with a little breakaway down the Cape West Coast to a town I had never heard of before. Jacobsbaai is a rural little seaside village situated midway between Saldanha Bay and Vredenburg in the Western Cape of South Africa. It’s only a short drive away from these two popular West Coast towns, and yet, Jacobsbaai feels remote enough so that you feel completely removed from civilisation.
It’s not often that we get to venture out of the Western Cape on a road trip with our young kids. Anything more than a couple of hours in a car is usually a nightmare waiting to happen. However, when friends invited us to join them on a 665km trip upcountry to their hometown in the Karoo for a weekend, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity.
I’m ashamed to say that this was my first trip to the beautiful surrounds of Graaff-Reinet. I’m not exactly sure why I had never visited this culturally-diverse part of the country before, but one weekend in the fresh Karoo air, with my children roaming free in the dusty soil of the Camdeboo, and we were all left longing for more time to unwind and enjoy this authentic country way of life.Read More »