Montag, 10. Mai 2021

Storm River Mouth, South Africa

 2021-03-15 : Storm River Mouth. Amazing suspension bridge over a beautiful river in a gorgeous landscape..

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

 2021-03-12 : Plettenberg Bay and the Robberg Reserve. Thousands of Cape Fur Seals on the rocks of the peninsula.

The Route 62 in "Klein Karoo", South Africa

 2021-03-08 / 10 : Route 62 and Klein Karoo. One of the most scenic route in South Africa !

Samstag, 6. März 2021

Cape Agulhas, South Africa.

 2021-03-06 : Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point of Africa. At the East, the Indian Ocean, At the West, the Atlantic Ocean.

Franschhoek, South Africa

 2021-03-05 : Franschhoek, le Coind des Francais. 300 Huguenots fleeing repression in France were brought here by the Dutch at the end of the 17th century to colonize the Cape hinterland. They have developed a wine-making activity there that has endured for generations. There is a very French flair there.

Stellenbosch, South Africa

 2021-03-02/03 : Stellenbosch. The sedond established town in South Africa. A young and lively city thanks to its university and its world-renowned wines.

Boulders Beach, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

 2021-03-01 : Boulders Beach and one of only two colonies of African penguins on the continent. Amazing !

Cape of Good Hope, South AFrica

 2021-02-28 : Cape of Good Hope. It is not necessary to present this mythical cape !

Capetown, South Africa

 2021-02-23 / 27 : Capetown : Bo-Kaap, Waterfront, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch

Donnerstag, 25. Februar 2021

Paternoster, South Africa

 2021-02-20/21 : Paternoster. Seeing again the Atlantic Ocean after 15 months of separation (from Lobito in Angola). Two days in the rocks a few meters from the waves crashing on the granite. We could almost believe we are in Brittany but periwinkles still lack a little too much !! The waters of the Atlantic are cool, the wind too. Even in the heart of the southern summer.

Wolfberg Cracks, Cederberg, South Africa

 2021-02-16 : The Wolfberg Cracks. Another hard hike to another extraordinary natural site: a narrow fault 500 m in length to climb to a plateau at an altitude of 1400 m, an Indiana Jones-style setting!

Maltese Cross, Cederberg, South Africa

 2021-02-15 : The Maltese Cross in the Cederberg Mountain. A beautiful hike to an extraordinary natural sites: a 20-meter-high Maltese cross-shaped rock that has resisted the destructive forces of erosion for millions of years while all the neighboring rocks have succumbed.

Rock Art Trail, Cederberg, South Africa

 2021-02-14 : Sevilla Rock Art Trail, a 5 km trail (round trip) which takes us to 9 cave painting sites of the San (the oldest people in South Africa). These paintings are estimated to be between 500 and 5,000 years old.

Sonntag, 14. Februar 2021

Fraserburg, Great Karoo, South Africa

 2021-02-10/11 : 250 million years old animal footprints and fossils hunting in the Great Karoo desert.

Great Karoo National Park, South Africa

 2021-02-08 : The amazing Klipspringerpass road.

Graaff-Reinet, Great Karoo, South Africa

 2021-02-05 : The extraordinary dorolite columns of the Valley of Desolation.

Nieu Bethesda, Great Karoo, South Africa

 2021-02-05 : Nieu Bethesda and Helen Martin's extraordinary garden.

Cradock and Mountain Zebra National Park, Great Karoo, South Africa

2021-02-01/02 : Market Street in Cradock with the flair of the 19th century. 700 mountain zebras live in the park, one third of the world's population.

Bloemfontein, South-Africa

 2021-01-30 : Gandalf in the hometown of J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings)

Donnerstag, 28. Januar 2021