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Join Grab Your Dream Season 1 winner Saurabh Sabikhi as he shares lingering memories from his exciting trip to South Africa!

Read Love Stories From South Africa Part 4

 

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The drive today was getting more and more beautiful, and the wanderer in me was at peace. He was in love. A love of a different kind. Inexplicable. Savouring the beautiful views, and the moments, we made a halt at Simon’s Town and said hello to a few penguins we met there. Time was running by, and we left shortly.

 

Say hello to the adorable penguins of Simon's Hall

We stopped at Simon’s Hall to say hello to the adorable penguins

Our next stop was at Kalk Bay. Kalk Bay is one of Cape Town’s trendiest seaside villages and reflects a cosmopolitan heritage, and a long fishing history.

 

Kalk Bay is one of Cape Town's trendiest seaside villages

Kalk Bay, one of Cape Town’s trendiest seaside villages

It has a bohemian arty vibe, a growing nightlife, and great theatre and art culture. Architecture and cuisine are much sought after as well. After taking a walk along the shore, and meeting the seals, we went to ‘Cape to Cuba’ for a couple of drinks and dinner.

 

Head to Cape to Cuba for a great round of drinks and live music

Cape to Cuba is great for a round of drinks and live music

It was a great experience with live music performed by Valiant Swart, a famous South African singer, whose glory days were left behind.

 

Valiant Swart put up a great show

Valiant Swart put up a great show

 

The cuisine at Kalk Bay was impressive

The cuisine at Kalk Bay was impressive

The drive back to Atlantic Point was as beautiful as the drive away from it. On the way, we saw Kirstenbosch’s signboard, but alas, it was late and it had closed for the day. We reached the hostel shortly, and I invited Marlet to stop over for a few minutes. She did, and that’s when the idea crossed my mind to see her in a Sari. It was indeed a wonderful idea!

 

Marlet is all smiles as she poses for the camera

Marlet is all smiles as she poses for the camera

The beautiful image above marks the end of Saurabh Sabikhi’s love affair with the fascinating land of South Africa (temporarily, for sure). 

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Saurabh Sabikhi

Saurabh Sabikhi

Traveller. Storyteller. Writer. Dreamer. Believer. Like to drink, cook, eat, drive and take daytime naps. Love to explore.

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