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Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » False Bay December 29th 2011

We went back to Jeffery’s bay for a night as it was on our way to Cape Town for Christmas and New Year’s. Nina’s was our obvious target as we hadn’t posted any pictures or blogs for a while, so spent a relaxed evening doing so. It was just after the girls left that we realised we are spending our money and fast. That evening we shared a pizza and a slice of cake for £4 to get into a rhythm of being careful of where we spend our money. At least Mozambique will be a lot cheaper. We left Jeffrey’s, along the Garden route, towards Knysna where we are staying for the next couple of days. We could told Knysna was a place we had to go, from our new friends, that we made in ... read more

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » False Bay September 1st 2010

On our way back from Hermanus we took the scenic drive which runs along the False Bay coast between Bettys Bay and Gordons Bay.... read more
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Gordons Bay

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » False Bay January 12th 2009

We are loving Africa. Great people and amazing scenery. While in J'Burg we did visit the Apartheid Museum, and a few historical landmarks in Soweto, which was an eye opener. Leaves you a bit shell shocked by how people could have thought the whole idea of racial segregation was a good idea! We then jetted down to Capetown where we went up Table Mountain by cable car (again!!!!!....Sarita tells me this is the last one for the holiday but she has said that before) and we visited Robben Island where Nelson stayed for a while (18 years). Then we hired a car and hit the Garden Route, armed with our camping gear and saw some beautiful scenery, did some camping, some hikes and I got some surf in.....hooray! Sarita had a go at surfing too... she ... read more
Nelson's Hangout
So close but so far
Dangerous

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » False Bay October 28th 2008

another two weeks gone by and this time i have met a few sharks in the ocean while in a cage! i would not recommend it!!! went on what i thought would be a stroll up a hill with a teacher and some kids from the school yet it felt like torture!!! the nice little things are that i went to see the penguins!!!!!! and the project at the school is fab!!!!... read more
shark cage diving!!!

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » False Bay October 12th 2008

well i know cape town arrivals airport extremely well after spending the nigh there!!! Then nearly went off with the wrong pick up person!! the finally the 3 of us who were for i-to-i werer all sat in the same place but the pick up women didnot have a sign with her and she was right next to us so we could of been away 10 mins earlier!! anyway i will quit moaning i just dont like airports!! got to the volunteer house and we ( me and amber ) were in a room for 8 and could not find anywhwere to put our stuff!! there were cosmetics, straigtners, clothes everywhere!!! it is a very lived in house!!!!! the house is in fish hoek which i thought would be this sleepy little fishing village but it ... read more
table mountain
table mountain 3.
table mountain 2

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Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » False Bay December 4th 2007

Sali zaeme Nach all den Wanderungen haben wir mal wieder Lust auf Action und Dinge, die wir nicht kennen. Die Garden Route hat dazu Einiges zu bieten. Da es uns schon laenger mal Wunder nahm, wie es sich wohl auf einem Pferderuecken anfuehlt, entscheiden wir uns, das Reiten auszuprobieren. Auch als Anfaenger ist man auf den Farmen willkommen. Die Pferde sind alle sehr gut dressiert und so reiten wir schon nach einer kurzen Anleitung hoch zu Pferde durch den Wald. Alle, die jeweils im Fruehling die erste Velotour machen wissen, was uns am naechsten Tag weh tat :-) Die Knysna Heads, ueber 100 Meter hohe Klippen zwischen Meer und Lagune bieten einen hervorragenden Spot um sich abzuseilen (mehr oder weniger das Gegenteil von klettern). Die Suedafrikaner machen das ueberall und es wird auch im Englischen "Abseiling" ... read more
Stefan zu Pferd
Stefan Abseiling
Denise Abseiling

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » False Bay August 17th 2007

We went to see the African Penguins at url=(http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/South_Africa/ Province_of_the_Western_Cape/Cape_Town-2225504/Things_To_Do-Cape_Town-Penguins_Boulders_Beach-BR-1.html/Boulders between Simons Town and Cape Point. The penguins were adorable and the beaches charming. Afterward we went to the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point. This was incredible. Probably the most beautiful place I've ever seen. The water was sparkling blue. There was a beach in between the two capes. It was down beneath all the mountains and cliffs. The sand was very white and clean. The water was freezing, but we still put our feet in it and sat for awhile on some rocks looking out at the water. You could see seals surfing the waves. It was very peaceful and I was very happy to be there with Dale... On the drive back there were dozens of baboons in the streets. All the ... read more
Penguins
Dale and I Penguins
Penguins 2

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » False Bay December 29th 2006

At 10am we bade farewell to the minibus that had ferried us around for the past week or so, and said hello to a couple of 4x4s that we'd rented for the remainder of the holiday. We checked out of Moonglow pretty confident that we'll be back one day. We were driving up to a wilderness reserve called 'Bushmans Kloof' which is about 3 hours north of Cape Town and which is where we are spending New Year's Eve. With Ed and Stuart driving and knowing that speeding fines wouldn't result in points on the licence, we made good time. On the directions we have been given we were told to stop off at a particular petrol station to deflate our tyres, which we did. Straight after this we hit the dirt road to the ... read more
Our amazing meal at the Shepherds lodge
...by candle light

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » False Bay December 28th 2006

Stuart and Nicola had kindly bought us a skydiving experience for Christmas - we can say kindly with hindsight - so we were pleased to drive up north of Cape Town for about an hour in glorious sunshine and clear skies. Obviously we had little idea of what to expect but after we'd signed a form each Ed was put in a harness and told to head towards a little plane. It took 6 people besides the pilot, 3 staff and 3 'victims', and was very cramped. The views were just incredible as the plane limped up to 9,000ft (we think) circling out over the crashing waves of the ocean and with Table Mountain clearly further south. The instructor for the tandem skydive clipped himself to Ed's harness and then gave the 15-second safety briefing, ... read more
Ed landing
Gemma coming into land
Brilliant

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » False Bay December 27th 2006

A trip to Cape Town wouldn't be complete without taking the cable car up Table Mountain, the aptly named backdrop to what must be one of the most breathtaking city-views around. So this was our first stop. Plans quickly changed though when we saw the length of the queue - 2 hours standing in line was never going to happen and since we've been up Table Mountain before we were happy to leave it. So we caught a taxi downtown to the V&A Waterfront, the main tourist attraction which consists of a marina with loads of shops and restaurants. It wasn't just because of a lack of imagination that we came here, but we knew there was a huge outdoor equipment shop here. For the next leg of our journey we are travelling through 8 ... read more
Seahorses
Feeding time in the Kelp Tank
Royal Cape Yacht Club




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