It’s time I move on with my journey through the beautiful country of South Africa. And when I went through the photos of the places I have been to I realized that the trip was a very fast paced one indeed. 500 miles (800kms) from Cape Town to Port Elisabeth and back in just 6 days. Actually probably a bit more on the way there as we had multiple detours to see different places. But be not mistaken – not a single regret here! The bus part was fun too! And the clever thing was we rotated within the bus so in a different seat everyday. That was for everybody to enjoy the front seat views or suffer the back seat jumps at least once 🙂
We start this part of the trip by crossing some cold(ish) and cloudy mountains only to find ourselves in the desert dreaming of cold beer / milkshakes! We were granted both followed by wine tasting an hour later. In the right mood we escaped the desert and found ourselves squeezing through tiny holes in the Cango Caves. It was a challenge for some 🙂 We finished the day by admiring the biggest (and tastiest?!) birds on Earth – Ostriches.
The following day we found ourselves canoeing through a rainforest – and obviously it rained! The second half of the day we spent in this pretty bay city of Knysna. Nobody minded the clouds when there were so many pretty things here on the ground! See for yourself 🙂
This pretty canyon and the mountains in general are the border between fairly green coast and desert. Fairly green desert 🙂
Look at the sky. Cloudy and gray. It will take maybe 10 minutes to get into a clear blue sky!
A very sound name for this place!
It’s a bit more dry. Just a bit…
Aaaand we are on the other side now! Took us 20 minutes from the 1st picture. Coal Stoves for sale. Anyone interested?
The whole area was stylised to look like the famouse Route 66′
Inside the bar. This place served the best milkshakes ever!
An advertisement 🙂
On the road. There was no traffic.
The whole range was covered in clouds. Quite a spectacular view. Just like Cape Town and Table Mountain!
Desert. Not quite Sahara-sandy style though.
A closer look at aloe vera. Very distinctive.
The only way to live here is to get the water from the underground pools. Otherwise it would be imposible to live down here.
Little Italy and Tuscany in the middle of nowhere!
Pretty rough if you ask me. The tempretaure soared to plus 42*C. 2h earlier when we started the trip the temperature was in low 20′
Trash Bins with extra security – just so the monkeys (Baboons) wouldn’t make a mess!
I wish no car ever broke in this place! So hot!
South Africa is famous for it’s wines. Pretty damn good if you ask me! I liked them all.
No advertisement 🙂 We are about 450 kilometers away from Cape Town.
Heat plus wines and this is how you end up. Oh I loved the sunshine!
a tiny cactu’s.
Wish I knew more about beards! So… a nice bird (there will be more nice birds later !)
One of South Africa’s biggest atractions – Cango Caves. They are located in Precambrian limestones at the foothills of the Swartberg.
There were 2 ways to see the caves. A standard way or an adventurous way. Guess which I had picked 🙂 It was tight… like really tight…
I really do admire her. She has proven that you can fight your fears and nothing is impossible (although who would have believed?!)
It wasn’t as easy as it seemed. That was a tiny hole and you had to get yourself in and push yourself up!
A little help was needed.
That’s the hole on the other side – from above! Not easy at all.
Super fun! If you ever had a chance – face the fear!
Just to bust the myth – ostriches do not hide their heads in the ground when they are scared!
A group photo! Stand together and smile!
You can definitely tell it’s an ancient bird.
Early morning the day after. Let’s leave the desert now. Back into the mountains.
Open plain soil. I loved the colours and the contrast! And the countryside will change very dramaticly.
As you can see the weather has changed dramatically. Eucalyptus trees.
This is one scary mask!
Little paddle. What would a rainforest be without rain? A forest!
That water was deep brown… but Im still alive! 🙂
In order to clear ourselves from the brown water, we took a Jump into a swimming pool!
Aaaand back to the river! Someone is getting ducked! 😀
This is rural africa.
We got to Knysna. Knysna waterfront. Tourist trap.
In the crowd.
Working hard again? Like how many times I was approached by street vendors I could not count… and it wasn’t cheap what they were selling!
Is she selling herself too?
Working hard are we?
You’ve got it right dude!
Let’s see some wildlife in Knysna. One step at a time!
A pretty one! Unknown name. COmment if you do know!
This must be Sacred Ibis ! Yey!
Hadeda ibis ! Got another one 🙂
A little bit further to the coast. I loved the contrast. This is not photoshop.
Birds flying to Africa ? 😀
Back to the coast.
Don’t break your legs walking down the stairs…
Be careful lady! That did not look safe to me…
So pretty when you know its winter time home!
Cheers guys for such this amazing trip!