Category: SouthAfrica


January 3, 2021

Back in Cape Town we stayed again at the Radisson Waterfront Hotel, as it just has such a good location. The remainder of our days we spent running at Sea Point, going for a walk and a picknick to the beautiful Kirstenbosch botanical gardens with its treetop walkway, the boomslang, meeting a friend of Dorin’s […]

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January 2, 2021

Our last stop before driving back to Cape Town was Oudtshoorn. Compared to the green and lush Garden route, this area is much hotter, drier and with the landscape we expected to see it in Africa. After one last oysters lunch, we visited the Cango Caves before checking in into the Riverside Guest Lodge, an […]

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January 1, 2021

From Wilderness it was only a short drive to Knysna, where we stayed for the next three nights at the very cute Headlands Guest House. Knysna is probably one of the bigger and best known towns on the Garden Route. It is set around the picturesque Knysna lagoon, has lots of eating and shopping options, […]

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Hermanus & Wilderness

December 27, 2020

Hermanus is the whale capital of the Cape region. As the season unfortunately already ended, we didn’t get a chance to go looking for wales, but the town is still worth a visit. They have a beautiful cliff path where we went running and walking in the morning. And Dorin got to eat an excellent […]

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Seal snorkelling

December 26, 2020

Bright and early the next morning we got up and got going, for the experience I looked most forward to: Seal Snorkeling with Animal Ocean. It’s a half-hour drive to Hout Bay, where Animal Ocean outfitted us with 3mm vests, 5mm wet suits, booties, gloves and hoods. It was still freaking cold! From Hout Bay […]

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CapeTown day3

December 24, 2020

Late at night, we got the information that Switzerland with immediate effect stopped all airline traffic between Switzerland and South Africa. Without more information available, we spent a few tense hours thinking about what will happen next but decided that it was already too late to return to Switzerland anyway and that we would not […]

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CapeTown day 2

December 21, 2020

Being on what feels the first trip this year (sorry, Greece, you just didn’t do it for us), we planned to enjoy every day to the maximum. First full Cape Town day: morning run, walking tour, high tea at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, back to V&A Waterfront and drinks at the hotel. No dolphins […]

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CapeTown – day 1

December 20, 2020

Finally back to travel, although with a lot of new safety measures in place. 48h before departure we did the PCR test and then had a nervous one day to wait for the (luckily) negative results. Not being sure until the last minute, we didn’t pack or did too much planning, booking only hotels with […]

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