Tag Archives: South Africa

Marrakech Koutoubia Mosque & Djemaa El Fna

Africa Day – Part One

Today is officially Africa Day. According to the South African Government website, “Africa Day is intended to celebrate and acknowledge the successes of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU now the AU) from its creation in May 25, 1963 in the fight against colonialism and apartheid, as well as the progress that Africa has made, […]

Table Mountain Cable Car, Cape Town

A-Z April Challenge (Cities Visited) – C For Cape Town

We loved Cape Town when we visited in 2003 as part of a fifteen day trip to South Africa. We stayed for four nights either side of journeys along the Wine Route & around the Western Cape, which you can also read about on my blog. On our first two nights we stayed centrally. Our […]

Wordless Wednesday – Jackass Penguins, Betty’s Bay, South Africa

A-Z April Challenge – Zebras of Africa

In November 2003 Mrs Wilbur and I ventured on to date our only ever safari. Our destination was the Akeru Lodge inside the Kruger National Park in South Africa. We saw plenty of lions, elephants, rhino, giraffes, antelopes & apes, but amongst our favourite animal sightings were the horses in striped pyjamas. We even took […]

Wordless Wednesday – Western Cape

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 […]

Table Mountain Cable Car, Cape Town

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 […]