Tag: Africa

Port Elizabeth

Second day in Port Elizabeth after a frugal breakfast, incomplete (asked for bacon and eggs that have never arrived) served in the kitchen area of ​​the ugly Sir Roys Hotel, we take the car and decide to reach the Cape Francis Lighthouse a really nice place , rich in cliffs where we stop to have…

By fan fulla 2 November 2018 Off

Cape Town

the first day of stay, as weather allows us, we decide to go to explore the Cape of Good Hope peninsula, take the car and head south, take the highway to the Cape Peninsula where you can cross the walking park going from the Cape of Good Hope to Punta del Capo where the lighthouse…

By africano 18 March 2018 Off

De Hoop days 2 & 3

Two days dedicated to immerse ourselves in the most absolute nature, short drive to the parking lot of Koppie Allen (Whale trail station). Backpack on the shoulder, we headed towards the dunes that line the bay and we walked for almost the whole day, stopping in places with a good view of the stretch of…

By fan fulla 18 March 2018 Off

St. Lucia – Durban – Port Elizabeth

Day of transfer from St. Lucia to Port Elizabeth, we leave the bed and breakfast after a hearty breakfast, prepared and served with the usual attention and good taste. We after move to the airport of Durban and during the transfer we enjoy the beautifulcoast. We leave the car at Durban airport and take South…

By fan fulla 12 March 2018 Off

St. Lucia day 2

we dedicate this day to a guided tour of the Hluhluwe and Imfolozi parks. wake up at 4:20, at 05:00 we are picked up to take .. In fact a modified pick up above the rear body is mounted a tubular structure with plastic wall and a waterproof tent, panic because it’s not hot at…

By fan fulla 12 March 2018 Off

St. Lucia day 1

The small town of St. Lucia it’s built in the estuary of a great lake with the same name, Inhabitants lives of tourism for its beautiful beaches but above all to be the starting point to visit the three natural parks that surround it: the Isimangaliso (which includes the lake ) the Hluhluwe and the…

By fan fulla 7 March 2018 Off

towards De Hoop

Departure very early in the morning, the day is long and interesting, proceed to Mossel Bay and then head to Swellendam from where we will have to travel the 50 kilometers of unsealed road that separate us from the nature reserve of De Hoop. We stop at a supermarket to do a little shopping, the…

By africano 6 March 2018 Off

seychelles (2014)

Seychelles, a journey done for spend Easter’s holidays in one of the equatorial paradises. The granitic Seychelles Islands, the first days we spent them on the island of Mahe near Victoria the capital in a hotel frequented by many Italians, Casa Dani ; with the half board formula, the possibility of renting one of their…

By fan fulla 6 March 2018 Off

from Bongani to St. Lucia

At 8:00 am we leave! The first ten kilometers are of unsealed road, within the protected area and we meet everything: rhino, zebras, monkeys … We continue for almost 600 km between forests of tall trees and firs: it seemed to be in Switzerland! We turn around outside Swaziland passing from the Mpumalanga region to…

By fan fulla 5 March 2018 Off

Bongani day 2

Wake up before dawn to have a cup of coffee and a scone before leaving for the morning safari. We climb the jeep led by our Simeon and at 06:20 we leave for the usual three hours tour of safari. We go around the long and the wide but we do not see much, nyala…

By fan fulla 5 March 2018 Off

Bongani Mountain Resort

We leave early from the beautiful Ndzuti to reach our next destination, the Bongani Mountain Resort . After about three hours of driving we arrive in a village, small and poor and the TomTom tells us, at some point, that we have to turn right … But where we should turn there is almost nothing…

By fan fulla 5 March 2018 Off

Ndzuti day 4

It is almost 7 am when we are woken up by Justin, soft breakfast and after half an hour we leave for the safari. It is very cold, but there is a clear sky that allows us to see the mountains to the east. This morning the animals do not want to show! Justin tries…

By fan fulla 5 March 2018 Off

NDZUTI Day 3

Another early morning safari with the boys (daughter and boyfriend of the camp managers) They decided to change route to try to meet the elephants. We almost immediately encounter a beautiful owl, motionless on a branch, we photograph it and slowly leave again. An impala group crosses the road quickly and stops on the other…

By fan fulla 5 March 2018 Off

Ndzuti Day 2

Wake up at 6:45, soft breakfast and off for the first safari of the day with Bruce. The sky is gray and it is quite cold. Along the narrow streets of the bush we look to the right and left to catch a glimpse of some early morning animals. Along the river a herd of…

By fan fulla 5 March 2018 Off

From Blyde River Canyon to Ndzuti Safari Camp

We left the hotel immediately after breakfast to reach our next destination located in a private reserve La Klaserie. Almost 50 kilometers of unpaved road, with the last 10 almost impassable, to reach the Ndzuti Safari Camp. The resort is enclosed in an electrified fence, with a common room equipped with every necessary comfort and…

By fan fulla 5 March 2018 Off

Johannesburg

First night in Johannesburg in a very good hotel “ the Genesis Suites & Conferencing .” After breakfast, prepared by us in the delicious cuisine of our apartment, we book a tour for tomorrow morning in Soweto. Four hours drived by a personal guide for a total of 1200 rand (about 81 €). With the…

By africano 2 August 2014 Off

Blyde River Canyon

Day dedicated to the observation of Blyde Canyon from various points. There is a beautiful sun and it’s hot. The resort where we stay is charming and the chalets, built with local stones, surronded by the forest. Some labels indicate not to feed the animals, especially the baboons, in fact it seems that the latter…

By africano 5 July 2014 Off

Soweto

At 9:00 we leave for Soweto with a driver of the Boyang Gape Tours, who also serves as a guide, First stop at the last Mandela’s house, where he lived until his death. Photos of the rite in front of the gate. What is striking is not so much the house, but the flowerbeds that…

By africano 4 July 2014 Off

We start

Ended the preparation phase, almost four months, today we fly to reach the dreamed South Africa. An Emirates flight awaits us with its two stops and tomorrow morning at noon we will be in Cape Town. We, then, take a British Airways flight to go to Johannesburg from where we start our vacation in the…

By fan fulla 30 June 2014 Off

South Africa

We Go — 1 Johannesburg  — 2 Soweto — 3 Blyde River Canyon — 4 dal Canyon a Ndzuti Safari Camp — 5 Ndzuti Safari Camp 2 — 6 Ndzuti Safari Camp 3 — 7 Ndzuti Safari Camp 4 — 8 Bongani Mountain Resort — 9 Bongani Mountain Resort 2 — 10 fm Bongani to St.…

By africano 29 June 2014 Off