Tag Archives: South Africa

Thursday Bird #20 – Jackass Penguins, South Africa

We visited South Africa in 2003, starting with a Kruger Safari and finishing with Cape Town. In our hire car we explored the Western Cape and were tipped off about this colony of penguins when we visited a fish restaurant in Betty’s Bay. Unlike the better known colony at Boulders Beach near Cape Town, there […]

Thursday Bird #8 – Tawny Owl, Western Cape

In 2004 we ventured to South Africa and made for the Western Cape. Whilst walking amongst the colorful fynbos we came across this fella way past it’s bedtime.

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 […]