South Africa

Written By: jeff

Posted On: December 20th, 2013

One of my favorite places in the world is the southernmost tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas. Part of it is nostalgia. When I was an exchange student in South Africa, one of my host dad’s was from the region. So, I got to spend a bit of time there. There’s not much there. It’s a [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: March 16th, 2012

If you’ve had the chance to see elephants in the wild, then you know how beautiful these giants of the wild are. At Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa, we saw plenty of the residents that give the park its namesake.  One herd we came across had a few young bulls. Our vehicle was [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: March 2nd, 2012

While we went to the Addo Elephant National Park to see the elephants, there were plenty of other wildlife to see. Here we passed a small herd of zebra that were off to the races. Maybe our vehicle spooked them?  We did see other zebra at Addo, a lioness overlooking the valley, and even disturbed [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: September 9th, 2011

Tomorrow is African Penguin Awareness Day. Did you even know there were penguins in Africa? South of Cape Town, near Simonstown at a place called Boulders Beach, you can find these little guys going about their business. Boulders is park of the broader Table Mountain National Park. And, having the penguin colony there is what [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: September 8th, 2011

In part 5 of our guest post series, ¨I Love Cape Town¨, from Craig of YTravelBlog, he takes us on a road trip outside of Cape Town to some of the great little towns and nooks just a quick drive away from downtown Cape Town! Road Trip! Take a one day road trip south of Cape [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: September 1st, 2011

In part 4 of our guest post series, ¨I Love Cape Town¨, from Craig of YTravelBlog, he shows that while apartheid is gone, the remnants and symbols of the old regime are still around Cape Town showing people what it was like not too long ago. Take it away Craig! Robben Island Robben Island, the former [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: August 25th, 2011

In part 3 of our guest post series ¨I Love Cape Town¨ from Craig of YTravelBlog, he shows some of the natural sites in and around Cape Town. The good thing about this city is that you always feel connected to nature and the natural beauty of the city and the Cape. Enjoy! Table Mountain The [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: August 22nd, 2011

Last week I gave you a few shots from Monkeyland in South Africa. Next door is an equally enjoyable reserve, the Birds of Eden. In some ways this adventure is a little more fun and interactive…some of the birds actually come and sit on your shoulder, your back, your head. Yes, it happened to me [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: August 19th, 2011

Springtime just about anywhere is a great time to explore. But, in South Africa, it always seems particularly beautiful to me. Just to the east and south of Cape Town, you will find the home to the smallest floral kingdom in the world, the Cape Floral Kingdom, around Agulhas and Struisbaai. Springtime travel to South [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: August 18th, 2011

In part 2 of our guest post series from Craig of YTravelBlog, ¨I Love Cape Town¨, he shows off more of his photos of places where you can get out and relax with a little food and a little shopping in Cape Town. Enjoy! Victoria and Alfred (V&A) Waterfront The lively Victoria and Alfred Waterfront [...]

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