South Africa



After staying over with some friends a couple of days in Boksburg, closeby Johannesburg where we started our trip, we drove in south eastern direction up to Champagne Castle within the spectacular Drakensberg at the border with Lesotho..



...not a bad occasion to take an exciting heli flight with Mark to the top for having a champagne with my love.

         

            Our romantic little place in the middle of the mountains... with the best view from the bed ever!


At its best with the late afternoon light.

       
Oet mon!


       
Haute cuisine in South Africa.                             Where to??



Just a scenery at the coast not far from East London, Eastern Cape. You'll see houses just everywhere you look.


    
Viola can eat with chop sticks, finally!!                                          Oorwarmers.
Plettenbergbaai, such a lovely little beach town.



Sunset at Lake Pleasant beach, Garden Route, Western Cape.




  
Our mornings breakfast at Jaco's chalet with a view onto the Indian Ocean, Victoria Bay, along the Garden Route, Western Cape. Just lovely!

  



From the coastline towards the Swartberg, closeby Oudtshoorn, where we'll try to get over the Swartbergpas, even if the signs tell us not to.

     
The road up to the top of the Swartberg.                           I don't think so!


   
  The fantastic view north from the Swartbergpas..


         
          ...and what a magnificent drive down!


        
As if we hadn't noticed..


                               You can tell..


   
    How the clouds push over the edge of the Swartberg.


   
   



Ostrich, I love them!! ..on my plate..


      
and they're not quite small..                                                     If you wanna do it.. do it here.



Back towards Oudtshoorn.


        
Cape Point light house and Cape Hope.                                     Cape Agulhas, where the Indian Ocean meets the Atlantic,
                                                                                         the most southern point of the African continent.


             
              Can't get any further south than this.


                                   
                                    Where two worlds get toghether..


A panorama view of the coastline of Agulhas.



Spotting whales at Hermanus, Western Cape.. WOW!!


            
Penguins in Betty's Bay, Western Cape.







The most amazing spot to have lunch at, with a 180 degree view on the Franschhoek wine valley.. absolutely fabulous!!
We'll definately return back to the Stellenbosch area sometime soon to visit some more wineries.

   Boekenhoutskloof winery



     Biltong... "No, that one!!"                                                                Be aware.


        
It's not about your hair..        It's not about your shoes..         It's not about your smell..    It's about your view on things!




     Various flowers.



The view from Table Mountain in the southern direction towards Cape Point.



The majestic Table Mountain and Lions Head at sunset, Cape Town.


And with The cape our trip got to an end.. but it won't be for long, oh definately not!


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