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Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Langebaan September 13th 2015

Not long after we first arrived in Cape Town we took a drive up the West Coast to Saldanha and Darling. At the time we were too early for the flowers to be out and we decided not to visit the national park. Today we went back to see the flowers with Alison and Nathan. Claire, Grant and Lucy went too and we would meet them later. Nathan drove this time so I just sat in the back and relaxed, taking in the scenery. Most of the landscape was still sandy dunes covered in stunted bushes but the palette of dull browns and greens had been augmented with bright yellow on some of the bushes. Whilst the bushes themselves were pretty, it didn't do much to improve the whole landscape which still felt quite bleak. The ... read more
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Langebaan Lagoon

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Langebaan September 7th 2014

September is apparently the start of the flower season, or as I like to think, SUMMER. One Sunday we headed off up the coast towards the national park in Langebaan in search of the flowers. We had a early start as my friends had said in the past you can Que. along way down the road as they only let a certain amount of cars in. We arrived just before the gate opened and were about 4th in line. The park was so pretty. The flowers, by all accounts, fewer than in previous years. We headed out towards the lake and saw the flamingos before heading out to the coast. There was a hill of sorts which had flowers of all colours covering it. with the sea in the back ground it looked lovely. From there ... read more
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Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Langebaan June 19th 2010

Finally all caught up to the date of the blog posting... I think my clock may be finally getting back to normal. Today as I normally would after a night/day of “partying,” I woke up at 8:30 am. I quickly got ready and jumped in the first car that would head out to our adventure for today. Today we decided to go to a “restaurant” located on the beach called Die Strandloper. This was not your ordinary restaurant and it was a good 1 and a half hour drive from where we were staying. Luda actually found out about this restaurant in an airplane magazine, when he couldn’t sleep due to a crying baby nearby. I am definitely thankful for that crying baby. From Luda’s description he said it was a place on the beach that ... read more
Die Strandloper
One of the 10 courses
Crayfish and the butter spread




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