Cape Town

2007 – South Africa

South Africa was base for my 2 weeks holiday in southern Africa in March, 2007. I stayed in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Pretoria

From what I had read, I expected Pretoria to be "a calm and affluent city with wide, jacaranda-lined avenues". Well, that was the past.

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Cape Town

Almost five years after my first visit to the Mother City, I found that it was still as charming as before.

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Cape Town

2002 – South Africa

In October, 2002, I visited South Africa. I stayed most of the time in Cape Town, and also travelled to the nearby Cape of Good Hope, Simonstown and Stellenbosch, as well as Sun City and Johannesburg farther away.
Cape Town

I spent the first five and the last five days of my holiday in Cape Town. Table Mountain is contributing to make this city into something special.

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Cape Peninsula

The Cape of Good Hope at the southernmost tip of the Cape Peninsula offers some great views and interesting animal life. Baboons habitate there, and in the ocean there are whales and penguins.

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Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch is the second oldest of the cities founded by Europeans in South Africa. It is located in the country's most famous wine district, just 40 minutes drive from Cape Town. I went there on a day trip.

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Johannesburg

Johannesburg is the largest city in the country. The crime has risen over the last years, and visitors are advised not to walk alone in the center of the city - not even in daylight. When I was there, I also visited Soweto.

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Sun City

Sun City is a South African version of Las Vegas, completed in 1992. The holiday resort is situated a two hours drive from Johannesburg (if you know the way - you definitely cannot navigate by the road signs).

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Pilanesberg

Pilanesberg National Park is located right next to the Sun City complex, and here it is possible to see lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos and rhinos.

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