South Africa
South Africa

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  • Day22

    Safari im Addo

    March 1 in South Africa

    Den ganzen Tag auf Safari mit Lunch im Park. Einfach genial! Löwen, Büffel, Elefanten, Kudu, afrikanische Wildschweine, Zebra, Antilopen und zu guter Letzt noch eine Puffotter vor dem Esssaal! Nicht gerade beruhigend!

  • Day19

    Wanderung um Robberg

    February 26 in South Africa

    Was als Wanderung begann ..... wurde immer mehr zur Bergtour mit üppigen Kletterstiegen und einer Dauer von 4 Stunden. Landschaftlich aber wunderschön und vor allem konnten wir noch eine Menge Seehunde beobachten. Leider zu weit weg für Handyfotos.

  • Day29

    Schöne Zeit in St. Lucia

    March 8 in South Africa

    Im Karibisch angehauchten St. Lucia, mit seinem vielseitigem Oekosystem zwischen Flussmündung und Meer, erholen wir uns von den letzten Tagen. Mit einer Bootsfahrt zu den Hippos stimmen wir uns auf die Grosswild-Safaris der kommenden Tage ein.

  • Day37

    Zweitletzte Station Kwa Mbili Lodge

    March 16 in South Africa

    Diese Lodge liegt an der Grenze zum Krüger Nationalpark und beherbergt inkl. Breiters gerade mal 6 Gäste also klein und sehr fein! Von den Big Five fehlen uns noch der Leopard und der König der Löwen ein wenig näher als wir ihn schon gesehen haben. Also erneut auf die Pirsch! Übrigens die Durchquerung von Swaziland brachte den Fahrer an seine Grenzen 40 Km Strasse übersät mit Löchern von bis zu 20 cm tiefe.Read more

  • Day28


    March 7 in South Africa

    Liebe Freunde
    In den letzten 3 Tagen haben wir leider auch die Schattenseiten von Südafrika kennengelernt. Elend, Armut und Kriminalität. Wir durchquerten die sogenannte „Wild Coast“. Der hügelige und beschwerliche Weg führte uns vorbei an unzähligen kleinen Hütten, die in der eigentlich schönen Landschfaft wild zerstreut aufgebaut wurden. Die Städte aber waren dreckig und die Leute voller Hoffnungslosigkeit. Leider wurden wir selber beim Geld abheben Opfer eines Trickdiebstahls, was unsere Ferienstimmung dann doch etwas drückte. Zum Glück ist uns selber nichts passiert und wir sind mit dem Schrecken davon gekommen!Read more

  • Day21


    March 18 in South Africa

    Wunderschöner Tag, wieder tolle Landschaften und Bergstraßen bis zur Grenze von swaziland dann gings wieder über "stock und Stein ". Die gravelstr. Trägt die stolze Bezeichnung MR 21 (steht für motor road) immerhin es war trocken und gut fahrbar. Die grenzübergänge sind immer für Überraschungen gut. Aber das ist eine längere Geschichte. Soviel für heute. Übrigens den bierschnaps von hollow brewerys hab ich gut überstanden!Read more

  • Day3

    Match Report 1 vs. Wynberg High School

    February 12, 2017 in South Africa

    Our first match touring in SA was played at the picturesque Wynberg High School Ground.
    Following a tentative hour where overcast skies and light drizzles ( reminiscent of the climate we'd left behind) threatened to put the game in danger, both sides decided upon a 45 over match. Captain John Oliver's intensive practice tossing a coin paid off when he won it and opted to bowl given the Trent Bridge-esque conditions. The usual pairing of Oliver (9-2-25-2) and left arm quickie Arman Khan (9-1-50-1) opened up with some incisive fast bowling. Despite several half-chances, the duo were unfortunate to have just 3 wickets at the end of their respective spells. However, the introduction of talismanic legspinner Jamie Percival produced three wickets in three consecutive Percival overs, giving Academy a very promising 77-6 on the opposition scoreboard halfway through their innings. Nonetheless, complacency and tiring legs in the field gifted the opposition batsmen with a chance to rebuild with a brilliant 7th wicket partnership. Between them, the two batsmen involved in this partnership scored 117 towards the final total of 201/8 that they went on to reach.
    Despite strong bowling performances from Greg Macmillan (4-0-22-0), Adam McMurray (4-0-16-0) and Ruairidh Russell (5-0-26-1) in an attempt to restrain the opposition, and a wicket to Adnan Iqbal (1-0-9-1), we felt that we had let slip our tight hold on the match. Regardless of the scores though, there were some highlights in the field: Heginbottom and McMurray both made two difficult catches look simple and youngster Sambhav Chadha demonstrated composure above and beyond his years when he took a high catch with great skill. Once again, Fraser Gordon showcase exemplary keeping and picked up two thoroughly deserved stumpings. Overall, spirits were kept high in the field with a lot of noise and applause all round.
    Whilst chasing 202 was never going to be easy in the unfamiliar, tropical South African conditions, a good catch, an unnecessary run out, and a controversial umpiring decision which the umpire himself admitted was wrong left the tourists reeling at 45/8. In general, the situation could have been better read, given the fairly low required run rate of 4.5. However, with experienced Russell and debutant Christopher Holdstock at the crease, we set to rebuild the innings. What followed was simply astounding: a solid and composed knock of 12(39) from Holdstock by a stupendous effort from Ruairidh Russell. With a 360 degrees range of shots and one of the coolest heads I'm the team, he lay the foundations for a monumental 74*(99), brimming with luscious drives and powerful legside shots. The confidence and serenity with which he compiled his innings was an illustration of true grit and determination in difficult times. His 15 boundaries on the huge outfield was equally remarkable. Nevertheless, we went on to lose the game by 68 runs having scored 133/10.
    Whilst the eventual result didn't go our way, it was amazing to witness a true team perform in less than favourable conditions. Those who adapted we'll reaped the benefits and the rest of us can certainly learn from this. Thanks also to Mr Hariharan for what has been a great tour so far, Mr Menzies for some expert photography and Mr Pearce for some intensive but rewarding training.
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  • Day2

    First afternoon

    February 11, 2017 in South Africa

    Having landed in a 35 degrees Celsius Cape Town, we reached our lovely hotel in a comfortable AC bus. After a sumptuous meal at the meat-orientated 'Spur' restaurant, inside the massive complex housing our hotel, we headed for a dip in the pool. Following 3 hours of swimming, football, more swimming, inventive slip fielding drills involving swimming and... more swimming, we're now heading out for a Cheeky Nandos ;) : more photos to follow.Read more

  • Day3

    Thanks to Wynberg

    February 12, 2017 in South Africa

    Thanks are also due to Wynberg High School who were warm, welcoming and accommodative hosts. Indeed, when our 11 batsmen had batted, they let our other 4 also come in. They were all lovely people and were always willing to tell us a bit about their school's heritage: Jacques Kallis.

  • Day15

    St. Francis Links

    March 20 in South Africa

    Tee Time ist reserviert! ⛳️ Am Donnerstag um 10:00 Uhr wird auf einem der schönsten Plätze in Südafrika Golf gespielt... 🏌🏽‍♂️👍🏼😎 Mehr Bilder für die Golfverrückten folgen...

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