As I only had time for some of the highlights during my first visit to South Africa in 2018, I explored some other parts of the country in fall 2019, namely the Garden Route and the Wild Coast.
Like last year, I ended my trip to South Africa in Cape Town. This time, I focused a bit more on the recent history of the city than the main tourist sites: I did some walking tours, and visited Robben Island and the District Six Museum. Continue reading Back to Cape Town
Even though I could not do the hike I had planned, I enjoyed myself in Coffee Bay – I simply had two rather relaxing days there. Continue reading Relaxing, not hiking
After two days of safari in a private game reserve, I continued to a state-owned National Park: Addo Elephant Park. As the name implies, there are quite a few elephants there. However, the park also boast a lot of other animals(including all of the "Big 5"). Continue reading Elephants Revisited
I really liked Storms River and the neighbouring Tsitsikamma National Park: a very homey hostel, nice fellow travellers, breathtakingly beautiful landscape – and sunshine! Continue reading Sunshine in Tsitiskamma
Today, I had to plan around some rain showers again. So, I spent a time window of about five hours which was expected to be (mostly) dry in the beautiful Nature’s Valley. Continue reading Pristine Nature’s Valley
Today, it was again rather rainy. Therefore, I opted for a rather slow day, and visited only three animal sanctuaries: Birds of Eden, Monkeyland, and Jukani. Continue reading Birds and Monkeys and Predators! Oh My!
One advantage of the Garden Route is that everything is quite close together. However, in case of bad weather, this is also a disadvantage: You are likely to have bad weather everywhere. Yesterday, this was confirmed for me, unfortunately. Luckily, the sunshine returned much sooner than anticipated. So, I could enjoy Knysna in the sun today. Continue reading Knysna, or: Thank God for the wrong weather forecast