When I was invited to a wine tasting festival a long time ago, I was lucky to stumble on one
of the best wines in the world which was from South Africa. From thereon, my fascination about
South Africa has fired up, from its famous wines , cultural traditions, wildlife game safaris,
the highlands, rain forests and caves to its interesting people.
In 2006, I finally granted myself a visit to one of my dream destinations - South Africa. With my finger on the globe, I scaled the distance between South Africa and Germany where I live. South Africa is more than 9000 kilometers away. Even the flight took more than 12 hours, the time difference was only one hour and jetlag was nothing to worry about.
Cape Town was my prime destination and the point of origin for all other expeditions exploring
the Western Cape - that is the most south western part of South Africa.
Included in my tour were some spectacular locations starting from Cape Town to Camps Bay, Hout Bay,
Cape of Good Hope, Fish Hoek, Hermanus, Gansbaai, De Kelders, Agulhas, Mossel Bay, Knysna and back
to Cape Town via Oudtshoorn, Swellendam, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.
Observing mating whales from the shore, oceans colliding at sea, growls and roars of wild animals and gorgeous landscapes were only a few of the many things that made this trip worthwhile.
The once in a live time experience when you are in South Africa is to go out for hunting animals - only with the camera of course. Going on a photo safari could be adrenalin pushing or boring when waiting for the actors and their best poses. Read more...
Africa is a huge continent and traveling by car can take quite a while when you like to see a couple of interesting places. But the variety you will find is overwhelming colorful and sometimes breath-taking. You only have to open your eyes... Read more...
Not only as a diver you can get fascinated by sharks. They are some of the oldest species on this planet - strong powerful and fast predators with a delightful elegance. South Africa is one of the last places where you can have a live encounter with the great white shark. Read more...