For a very long time, Africa was still a (mostly) blank spot on my travel map. In fall 2018, I managed to change that with a trip to South Africa (and Lesotho).
My three days in Cape Town were almost to short to get to know the city properly. Still, I can say that it will be difficult for any other South African city to compete with Cape Town: its location between Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain is extraordinary, it is quite safe (for South African standards), and there is lots to see. Continue reading (Deutsch) Die Perle Südafrikas
I have finally arrived at the last stop of my vaction in South Africa: Cape Town. From there, I took a day tour to the Cap Peninsula today, visiting Hout Bay, Cape Point, the Cape of Good Hope, and Boulder Beach. Continue reading At the Cape of Good Hope
I spent the last two-and-a-half days in the Northern Drakensberg region. The first one-and-a-half days I did something which is (for me) quite extraordinary: nothing. Only yesterday, I went on a day hike to the Amphitheatre and Tugela Falls. Continue reading Hiking at Amphitheatre
Today, our stay in Lesotho came to an end – and it was a worthy end: a drive over the "Roof of Africa" (a mountain road in the East of the country). Continue reading The Roof of Africa
For the last one-and-a-half days, we explored Lesotho mostly on foot: We did some hiking in both Bokong Nature Reserve and in Ts’ehlanyane National Park. Continue reading Hiking in the Maloti Mountains
Our next stop in Lesotho was the pride of the country – and interestingly enough, one of the major tourist attractions: the Katse Dam. Continue reading Masterpiece of engineering
The first 24 hours in Lesotho was dedicated to getting to know the Basotho (as the local people are called): We visited a sheep shearing shed, have seen some traditional crafts and dances, visited a traditional healer, and stayed at a rural homestay. Continue reading Visiting the Basotho