‘Tis the season for road trips — if time and money were out of the equation, what car-based adventure would you go on? (If you don’t or can’t drive, any land-based journey counts.)
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I have a short term plan to move to Cape Town from Durban and engage in a three-year study period. None of this is final yet and I am still in the early stages of planning a radical life-shift. I am hoping that I will be able to add to the body of knowledge in South Africa around the lived experience of people who have known trauma and how they can benefit from coaching in mindfulness and making meaning or unfolding meaning. The study would take three years. I have not yet been accepted to the universities I have applied to, so right now there is a wait. I would also need funding and that is also up in the air. So in many real senses I am in a corridor phase of my life. Looking for a way to actualise my own purpose and meaning, by helping others.
In order to get there with money being no object, I would go on the thirteen day Durban to Cape Town trip via Lesotho. The map below shows the direct route so that you can get an idea of the distance. However, the tour would follow a rather different route. This tour would be through African Budget Safaris. An overview of the journey is included below and you could visit African Safaris at the link above to get an idea of the trip details.
Day 1/2 Durban to Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park
Maluti Mountains a Unesco World Heritage Site
Day 3/4 Lesotho – Malealea
Day 5/6 South Africa – Cintsa
Day 7 Addo Elephant National Park
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Day 8/9 Tsitsikamma National Park – Garden Route
Day 10 Garden Route – Knysna / Plettenberg Bay
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Day 11 Oudtshoorn & Cango Caves
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Day 12 Stellenbosch Wine Route
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Day 13 Cape Town – South Africa