Tag Archives: South Africa

All that Glitters…

We would spend our last day of the holiday in the city of Johannesburg (JoBurg from now on). Our original plan had been to just chillax and stay around the pool of our hotel and enjoy the last few hours of freedom before our flight back to Australia and work loomed. Three years ago that […]

Garden Route Days 3-5: A Hop, a Skip and a….

Jump We did our skip on Day 1, our hop on Day 2. Now it was time for a 275 km jump for Day 3 to our last major stop on the Garden Route – Knysna. We would pretty much stick to the N2 Highway for most of today’s trip passing through the agricultural plains […]

Garden Route Part 2: Swell Day!

Day 2 involved less driving and a bit of a scenery change as we broke through the Hottentots-Holland mountains and into the veld. But first we had to navigate the mountain pass. It began peacefully with stunning vista and inviting photo stops but it was on this stretch of road that we discovered how crazy […]

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 […]

Kaleidoscope

One of the best ways to explore a new city is to join a walking tour. This allows a more up close and personal experience as you traverse the streets and squares and fully immerse yourself in the sights and the sounds. The best walking tours are the Free ones. The guides working for tips […]

Table (mountain) for two!

“So. What plans did you have for today?” Eight words. A question. An endless supply of possibilities. We were just after finishing breakfast when our friendly host posed an enquiry. An opening gambit on the chess board of our new adventure. Before we could formulate a response constructed from our lists and research she followed […]