This weeks Travel Theme is Roads. I went on a lovely road trip through the Western Cape in South-Africa and here are some shots that shows how drastically the scenery changed after driving just a couple of miles!

The beach reclaiming the road

The beach reclaiming the road

Driving down the coast and next to the sand dunes of the Cape coast was amazing. Some places it looked like the beach wanted to take the road back!!

Driving down the coast to Fishoek

Driving down the coast to Fishoek

Further South-West along the coast the scenery got a bit rocky but with some funbos vegetation. It was a road trip filled with sunshine and clear blue skies.

Driving through the picturesque town of Stellenbosch, surrounded by mountains

Driving through the picturesque town of Stellenbosch, surrounded by mountains

While driving through Stellenbosch we had indigenous fynbos vegetation on both sides of the road with the mountains ahead of us. I fell in love with the beautiful Western Cape countryside!!

Driving cross country on a stretch of open road that continued for hours!!

Driving cross country on a stretch of open road that continued for hours!!

Although it was December and summer, it is dry season in the Cape region so huge parts of the countryside is brown and dry. It looks like winter to me, I am so used to lush green summers!!

Driving on the Outeniqua pass through the mountains

Driving on the Outeniqua pass through the mountains

We had to cross a couple of different mountain ranges on our road trip.  The weather changed as soon as we started our climb up the mountain and the sky became cloudy for the first time in days!!

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