Category South Africa

Garden Route Part 1 – Cape Crusaders

We had spent a few days in Cape Town. Visited Robben Island and it’s prison. Immersed ourselves in the Kruger and it’s wildlife and had some nice wine. After all that it was time for a Road Trip!! The plan was to make our way to the Cape of Good Hope and then tack our […]

In the French Corner…

Wine Country – Franschoek and Stellenbosch After a great few days in the Sabi Sands part of the Kruger National Park we got on another flight back to Cape Town International Airport. Landing at 4pm we quickly got our luggage and picked our rental car and it was on the road we went. A short […]

Animal Kingdom

More photos from Day 1   Day 2 Like that difficult ‘second album’ we were unsure if we could re-create the magic of the day before. We were so wrong as there was much more to see. Thundercats Not content with our sightings of a small pack of lioness’s with cubs on Day 1 we […]

Three Days of the Kruger!

Escape the Cape After a few days exploring Cape Town it was time for the Safari section of our trip. Growing up on stories of the Kruger National Park as told by his Uncle Kevin, John put his foot down and said that it was the only place we would look to go on Safari. […]

Lion’s Share

In between the walking tours around Cape Town’s varied districts and the ferry trips to Robben Island one can develop quite a hunger. The best thing about this city is the plethora of good restaurants and cafes. We also had a really great hitlist thanks to John’s cousin Aidan and Karen’s friend from work.   […]

Great Expectations

We decided to leave a bit early and scope out the docks before catching our boat ride at 11am. Quickly we discovered that the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Waterfront is more than just a few piers. With over 450 shops, museums, restaurants and hotels and covering over 300 acres of the shoreline – a city […]

Beyond Good and Evil…The Streets of Cape Town’s Past.

As mentioned in our previous post on Bo Kaap Cape Town’s past belongs to one company – the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC)). In the words of the Irish poet William Butler Yeats; All changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born. We would spend that morning exploring the streets of Cape […]