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Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape Town » De Waterkant September 2nd 2015

Hi luitjes, Na een vlucht van 11,5 uur aangekomen op Cape Town airport. Sta je dan, op zoek naar je naambordje of een bordje met ‘4exchange’. Uiteindelijk een mannetje gevonden, die vervolgens z’n auto moest verplaatsen terwijl er nog ene Tessa moet komen. Dus heb ik zijn taak keurig overkomen. Het is wel even wennen, ze rijden hier nogal heftig. Iedereen rijdt links en het stuur zit rechts. Uiteindelijk wel in keurige staat aangekomen bij mijn verblijf, waar mini struggle 2 zich aandient. ‘Well, you shouldn’t arrive today right?’ Waarop ik natuurlijk zei, oh zeker wel. Maar het was allemaal ‘fine’. Na een minuut of 60 kon ik doorlopen naar boven, zonder sleutel want die hadden ze nog niet. Eenmaal in het huisje ontvangen door twee super leuke Nederlandse meiden, Doris en Roos. Heerlijk geslapen de ... read more
Deur zonder deurklink
Bi ba borrel

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape Town » De Waterkant August 10th 2015

I’ve spent a lot of time in Cape Town over the years, and although I’ve enjoyed plenty of nights out in the city centre, most of my time has been spent enjoying the city’s beautiful beaches, hiking Table Mountain, visiting the wineries or driving the stunning, winding coastal roads. On this visit, however, I decided to explore more of Cape Town’s Central Business District - or the CBD as it’s known. I planned my route for the day from a number of sources - mainly my trusty lonely planet, tripadvisor and a handy architecture guide I found on some great buildings to check out in the city centre. I started at the Castle of Good Hope, which you’ll find on the corner of Darling and Buitenkant. Built in 1666 - 79 by the Dutch East India ... read more
Old Mutual Building
Cheeky Squirrel in Company's Garden

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape Town » De Waterkant October 1st 2011

Episode 6 (1.10.11) - by Craig. Whale, sharks and the Western Cape. Hello to everyone back home. We are currently in the Cape Town region, in the South Western corner of South Africa. The city is beautiful - we saw it in sunshine as we arrived but the next few days will apparently be cloudy. Well, prior to arriving in Cape Town, we picked up a hire car and drove two hours South East, to the town of Gansbaai (pronounced Huns-by ), the self professed "great white shark capital of the world". Nowhere else in the world are Great White Sharks so accessible (15 mins from shore, where they feed on a resident seal population.) They are a magnificent animal and the world's largest and most feared predatory shark. I had booked a white shark cage ... read more

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape Town » De Waterkant July 5th 2011

Well, we are officially in Cape Town now! Work is in full swing, but life is comfortably less hectic than it was when we hit the ground running in the Eastern Cape. On our way out of town on Saturday, we drove to The Lion Park. A little black sign on the side of the road with a dangerously sharp hairpin turn to go into a driveway of someone’s farm property. We paid our entrance fee of about $5, bought one of the little optional feed bags, and were given the instruction of “the wild dogs are here, the cheetah is there, the lions are over there, and there are 4 new little lion cubs that you can go in to play with, but just be warned that they do bite and scratch.” And with that, ... read more
Feeding the Alpacca!
Lion Cubs!
Not as soft as they look.

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