So a couple of days ago, I was looking through some brochures for things that we could do yesterday and I came across a zip lining brochure. We were told it was really fun, but that we needed to rent a car to get there, and after checking the prices and realizing how cheap it was, we decided we had to do it! Yesterday morning we woke up at 6 am sharp (yes, it was our free day. yes, we’re crazy.) to get ready and be at the car rental place at 7. We got an über over to Avis car rental and upon arrival were told we would have to wait 3 hours for a car. We walked around the street a little bit, found some wifi, and got an über to Avis car rental at the airport. After filling out some paper work, we were on the way to go zip lining in a Hyundai i20. After a 45 minute drive (on the left side of the road), we arrived at the right place and go geared up for zip lining. It was a 30 minute 4×4 ride through the mountains before we got to the top. The place we went to was Africa’s #1 Zip Line Tour and it was nothing short of amazing. With 13 platforms, 11 lines, and a suspension bridge, we were zip lining for two and a half hours and then had lunch before driving back to Cape Town. It was raining when we got back, so we didn’t do much other than drive to the beach to get sand (we got soaked. you’re welcome Harpal.), return the car, and then of course get in trouble for renting a car (whoops).
With wine being a major industry in South Africa, we obviously couldn’t leave the country without going on a wine tour and supporting it. Philip, our bus driver, recommended three different places, and they were all really good. It was a nice experience and it was interesting to see how all three were so different. That took up a majority of our day due to the fact that it was about an hour away, and once we got back all I wanted was a nap and to pack.
That being said, this moment is really bittersweet. I’m ready to be home, but I’m not ready to leave. The people I’ve met have made such a huge impact on my life and have really helped me to see a new part of me I haven’t seen before. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to come to a beautiful country with such great company. Our flight leaves out at 9 pm tomorrow (3pm your time) and prayers would be appreciated. Thanks for keeping up with me on my trip, I appreciate it a lot.
Until I’m back in the Land of Sweet Tea,
a couple of pictures from our adventure yesterday!