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
Considering the fact that it was raining quite a lot while I was in Wilderness, I was quite lucky with the weather, as I even caught a bit of sun. Still, I was not able to do everything on my agenda due to the inclement weather. Continue reading Wet in Wilderness
My second stop on my trip was Oudtshoorn, in the semi-desert of the Little Karoo. Continue reading Four mountain passes for an adventure