domingo, 30 de agosto de 2009


Our treehouse....

Baboons on the street in Krüger Park

Our favourite african buffalo

viernes, 28 de agosto de 2009

Cape Town 25.8.- Home

The second day in Cape Town we did a trip to the Cape of good hope. It is about 2 hours with the car from Cape town plus a walk to the real cape of good hope. People say that there the atlantic and indian ocean meet, but it seems to be not very clear. On the way back we had lunch (the first time not a good one) in Fishoak (??) and relaxed in the hotel.
Also the next day we spent at the pool, getting some sun to relax before going back home to do the "normal" life again! The flight was good, beeing a night flight we slept almost all the time and I already talked to Martina, she got home well but without her backpack. They left it in Amsterdam! Better now than on the way there.......
It was a great trip, everything went as we planned and we got along very well! I ll put some pictures up as soon as I have them more organized.

martes, 25 de agosto de 2009

Cape Town 24. - 25.8.

We took the route next to the ocean instead of the highway and stopped in Bettys Bay to watch the pinguin colony, which is living on the coast there. They were very cute! In general it was a beautiful road, it reminded me of the way to sitges (Christins comment).
The traffic changed when we came closer to Cape Town and it was pretty crowded and the first time a little difficult to drive. We found the right way to the hotel, lost it and found it by accident again and we were really happy when we arrived in our fantastic (like the british would say) hotel with a great view of the table mountain. We had dinner in a FUSION restaurant, it was pretty interesting, uncountable courses and every course had a different wine.
Today we almost climbed the 1050m of the table mountain, after seeing a snake right in front of us we got confused and took the wrong way and found ourselves walking down again ;-)
Afterwards we took the cable car return trip and it was also nice. The view was pretty good today, usually there is a lot of clouds around the mountain and there is a big chance that you can not see anything.
We also went downtown, saw the Waterfront (like a harbour) and Long Street. It was a nice but very tiring day (walking and running through crazy traffic lights in Cape Town).

Hermanus 23. - 24.8.

Its famous for whale watching. You can just sit at the rocks close to the ocean and if you are lucky you can see them.
So we took off in Robertson early in the morning and on the way we stopped in Caledon to check their hot water pools (now its a SPA, but they use the hot water from the natural pools) and one is really hot, 49 degrees!
Then we came to Hermanus and it was a pretty crowded Backpackers but we decided it was the nicest town we visited, because of its beautiful rocks, ocean and the small and cute city. So we had oysters again and didn't see whales yet, but the next morning we had breakfast at the seaside and we saw a few of them!! They were far away but we could see them jumping into the water and blowing the water up in the air. Finally we visited a market with typical african art and took our way to Cape Town.

Robertson 20. - 23.8.

Hello all!
First thanks for all your comments!
We haven't been writing since a while because we had a relaxing time in Robertson (by accident).
To start from the last entry, we had a great austrich steak for dinner and the next morning we took the route 62 (very beautiful mountains) into the famous wine area in south africa to Montagu because we wanted to do a canu tour on the river there. Actually the hostel was full and there was no possibility to do canu in this town. So we decided spontanious to go to Robertson, 20 min. from there and we found a very nice backpackers. Kevin and Lynda are the owners and do it by themselves so it was very cosy and family like. They have a maroccan room with a cocktailbar and two very cute dogs. There we spent 3 nights, relaxing, having dinners in their kitchen and we did a wine tour with Kevin as a guide - visiting 4 different vineyards with a lot of wine to try, always starting from different whites to different reds :-)
We also went hiking to a creep and a waterfall. Finally we decided to leave the 23rd, because there was the last stop before Cape Town waiting for us......

miércoles, 19 de agosto de 2009

Oudtshoorn - 19.8.2009

The Oysters were very good and afterwards we got a great grilled fish and meat (surf'n turf). We spent the rest of the evening a the campfire at our hostel with some americans, irish and australian people.

Next morning we got up early like always (it is getting dark at around 18h and at 21h it feels like in the middle of the night and at 22h you find us usually in our beds) and went to the beach. Two hours later we arrived at the backpacker in buffalo bay really closed to the wild beach and 15km far from Knysna where we had a township tour at 14h (it was interesting but poor as expected). The landscape around is very beautiful with huge beaches, lagunes and waves for surfers. Since it is wintertime here it is a great time to travel not to busy and overcrowded. We got a fantastic dinner at the hostel for around 6 euros with big salad, lamp chops, something like "Hirse" called pap with warmed tomatos and a sweet corn (Kolben don't know the name). There was a storm at night and wo got up even earlier than normal. Christin almost drove me crazy with her activism :-) (remark Martina)

After breakfast we went to Oudtshoorn. The stop in wilderness was supposed to be the lunchbreak but after arriving there 1 hour later it was kind of too early (ok we will study the map better next time).
We visited already the cango caves and a wildlife ranch where we saw cute lions, crocodiles and more. This area is famous for its austrich farms so guess what we will have for dinner tonight.

Cheers mates

P.S.: The treehouse was actually really that one we slept in we did not managed to upload the pictures yet (but you are welcome to our 5-10 hour presentation after the holiday ;-)

lunes, 17 de agosto de 2009

Stormriver/Plettenberg Bay 16. and 17.

On the 16th we picked up our rental car - a nice KIA (don't ask which type but the size of a golf). After getting used to driving on the left, we went to stormsriver (about 170 km from P.E.). It is a very small village and gives the impression of being like in a western movie, one dirt road with coloured houses on each side. Our Hostel was 2 km far from that place, very nice bedrooms with beds made out of brenches, a big place to sit upstairs and downstairs was a fire place with lots of hangcocks (???), a frog city (unfortunately we couldn't find them) and an empty Jacuzzi on the first floor outside.

In the afternoon we did treecanopy - you slide on ropes from tree to tree, more or less 30m hight, the longest rope was about 90 m and that was all in the rainforest, really great and thrilly (you can buy a dvd for 5 euros when we are back home ;-)
Pizza for dinner in the hostel while watching skidive and bungeejumping vidios. In general in this area you have a lot of possibilities to do extrem sport and scary things.

Next to stormsriver is the highst place to bungeejump in the world, 216m (from a huge bridge) - but we do not need every type of thrill. We just went there this morning to watch crazy people doing that. Afterwards we went to our hostel in Plettenberg Bay, we are actually the only guests here and have a big room for ourselves with seaview. We spent the day with hiking around robberg peninsula and we saw dolphines and seals and big waves - was a great tour! Now we are going for oysters.

Tomorrow we are heading for Knysna.