Category South Africa

Sunday Photo – The Wine Route, Western Cape, South Africa

Sunday Photo

Western Cape

Following on from my previous South Africa posts, from Cape Town we hired a small white Toyota car. This was an historic occasion as it was to be my first time driving overseas. South Africans drive on the left, so a gentle baptism was expected. Our first trip was to be the Wine Route visiting […]

Cape Town

We had one night left in Johannesburg before we would fly to Cape Town. On the morning of our flight however was the little matter of the Rugby World Cup Final between England & Australia in Sydney. I watched in the hotel lounge wearing my England rugby shirt, making me universally popular with the South […]

African Safari

I had always wanted to go on safari and in 2003 this became reality when Mrs Wilbur and I visited the Kruger National Park.   100,000 Air Miles secured us flights with British Airways from London to Johannesburg, onto Cape Town & back to London. We very nearly didn’t make it as in my wisdom […]

A-Z April Challenge – Kruger National Park

Our trip to South Africa in 2005 was awesome. Not only did we visit Johannesburg, Cape Town, the Western Cape and the Wine Route, but we also went on our first (and to date only) safari. Mrs Wilbur and I stayed in a rustic safari village called Akeru having flown in a turboprop from Jo’burg […]

Sunday Photo 2

This photo was taken in November 2003 at Betty’s Bay, Western Cape, South Africa. We drove down to Hermanus from Cape Town hoping to spot southern right whales (to be disappointed) and discovered the penguin colony by chance. We had stopped off for lunch and got speaking to the restaurant owner, who directed us to […]