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Glen Dirk

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  • Day4

    Botanischer Garten Kirstenbosch

    November 26, 2019 in South Africa ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Heute heißt es Abschied nehmen von Hermanus und der tollen Küste. Leider können wir unser gebuchtes Tagesprogramm heute nicht so genießen, da uns eine Hiobsbotschaft von Zuhause in einen Zustand zwischen hoffen und bangen versetzt.
    Kirstenbosch ist ein besonderer botanischer Garten, der nicht umsonst den UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe-Status hat, bietet er doch ausschließlich den heimischen Pflanzen des südlichen Afrikas eine Bühne. Wir waren schon mal hier vor 8 Jahren im südafrikanischen Winter im Juli, und wollten unbedingt dieses schöne Fleckchen Erde nochmal sehen, diesmal im südafrikanischen Frühsommer, wenn alles grünt und blüht.
    Und so bewundern wir den Baobab, der auf Madagaskar heimisch ist, die Strelitzien, die durch und durch Südafrikaner sind, und wandeln über den Baumwipfelpfad, den es damals noch nicht gab.
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  • Day13

    Cape Town!

    December 2, 2015 in South Africa ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    We hopped on a Mango Air flight from Durban to Cape Town. On landing, we saw one of the townships housing around 1.5 million people in metal sheds. The government guarantees housing and running water to all its residents.

    The rental car this time had a manual transmission which made for even more awkwardness/fun while driving. After checking in at the hotel, we headed to the Victoria & Alfred (V&A) waterfront and from there boarded a sightseeing bus, per recommendation. The city of Cape Town is absolutely stunning. It is situated at the base of Table Mountain flanked on both sides by Devil's Peak and Lion's Head, and the Atlantic on the front. The first part of the route took us through the downtown area which blended modern with Victorian and Dutch colonial architecture. Next we drove partway up Table Mountain which afforded great views of the city. After that, we drove over the ridge into Camps Bay for the most amazing views of the drive: the vast Atlantic, rocky mountain sides, turquoise blue beaches and quaint villages. The World Cup stadium featured a minimalst design which fit well with the city's natural beauty.

    First impressions: the city is absolutely gorgeous, likely the coolest scenery of any city we've visited.
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  • Day14

    Cape Town Day 2

    April 22, 2018 in South Africa ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    The travel has started to catch up to us so we had a sleep in and a slow start to the day. After breakfast we Ubered down to the bus and went out to the Kirstenbosch botanical gardens. These are the best gardens we have ever seen,an absolute delight. We Ubered back to the V&A via the San Souci girls school which was the Hamilton Ross estate and where he died . It is in a very lovely part of Cape Town, leafy and elegant homes all with a beautiful mountain backdrop. What a place this is!!!. Picked up some dinner then an early night.Read more

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