I know it has been years. How are you all doing???
Here is a little post about a place called Christmas Rock on the East Coast of South Africa. Please go easy on me as I am a little “blog” rusty so, I hope that you like it.
PACK THE CAR WE ARE GOING TO THE SEA SIDE!
What a fantastic break! Definitely well worth the 1000 Kilometer drive from Johannesburg to the Eastern Cape. I find with small kids its best to drive at night as much as possible, have breakfast on the way and chill on the first day if possible 🙂
The Christmas Rock itself used to be a caravan park which closed down about 30 years ago. Probably because of it being very secluded and off the beaten track. The people who owned stands there stuck around and built houses and it became the community it is today. Consisting of lots of friendly old people that have had way too much sun. The village is surrounded by nature reserve there is no room for the community to grow, get taken over by holiday makers or become commercialized. This is awesome if you want to get away from the everyday hustle and bustle. I simply loved it here.
The beaches go on for miles and miles with practically no people in sight. There are also scattered rocky parts that are filled with life and color. We even caught an Octopus!
It is quite incredible how standing on a quiet beach can give you some perspective.
Love and respect.