South Africa

Beautiful landscape near Montagu

Don’t Skip: Montagu, South Africa

Intro to Montagu Known as the Gateway to the Karoo, Montagu is a quaint town known for fruit, hot springs and outdoor activities. A scenic, two-hour drive from Cape Town, Montagu makes…

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Cango Ostrich

After a filling ostrich egg breakfast (one ostrich egg is equal to 24 chicken eggs, but 36-eggs-worth of cholesterol, while the meat is very healthy and low in fat), we…

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Outdshoorn

Waking early, the farm and surrounding hillside was peaceful and quiet.  There was a slight chill in the air, which disappeared with the rising sun, but which also created a…

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Cape Agulhas

The drive to Cape Agulhas from Hermanus was filled with Merino sheep (imported here 200 years ago), cows, goats, farms, rolling green hills and villages like Napier and Bredasdorp.  Arriving…

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Hermanus

We set off in the morning with the Kiwi girls, Leanne and sisters Nicola and Lee-Anne.  After a single wrong turn getting out of Cape Town, and a few minutes…

CatchUp

We spent a ton of time and Rand catching up the blog these few days.  Readers may be overwhelmed!  Evenings were for saying goodbye to members of our group.  From…

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Trawal to Cape Town

The scenery was beautiful as we came out of the mountains.  Rolling green hills, pastures and fields seemed to go on forever.  There were yellow wildflowers, grazing sheep and cows,…

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Highlander’s Birdfield Wine

More crazy weather at Highlander’s Camp.  The rain is coming down in buckets, and the wind is howling.  We stay inside all day reading and playing games: table tennis, Scrabble,…

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Cederberg

We spent two nights in the Cederberg Mountain area at Highlanders Camp.  On the drive there we stopped in the town of Springbok.  The town was bustling on a Saturday…

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Orange River

We crossed the border back into South Africa at Vioolsdrift.  Our camp is near the border, and you can pretty much swim the Orange River between Namibia and South Africa…