South Africa: Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

Every now and then when you visit a country you happen upon a place that leaves you with lasting memories and warm fuzzies.  The Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary was one such place for me. We stopped off at Jukani on the way to Oudtshoorn, after our Addo Safari adventure we wanted to get a taste of more animals and really liked the sound of visiting a place … Continue reading South Africa: Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

The Culture difference

I have travelled on and off since I was young both within South Africa and the world and through out my travels I have never stayed in a place longer than 3 years. Till now. For the first time in my life I am living in a foreign country going on now a total of 8 years, the longest time in one place and let … Continue reading The Culture difference

To those in Charlottesville and the rest of the World

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything along the lines of politics, to be honest I try my hardest these days to avoid anything to do with the current state of affairs in the country in which I live. But sometimes I need to crack that hard shell of resolve and speak up in order to perhaps be heard on something that is close … Continue reading To those in Charlottesville and the rest of the World

Why I visit Sanctuaries while travelling

When I travel I find I like to do the unordinary, of course I’ll find myself doing the normal touristy sites but more often than not I like to wonder off and see the real “place”, meet real people who aren’t tourist obsessed and get engrossed in where ever I am visiting’s culture. Animal Sancutaries are one of those places I actually seek out in … Continue reading Why I visit Sanctuaries while travelling

Part 7 – Heading to Cape Town

The Shark Diving finished around lunchtime so we stopped and had a quick bite to eat then hit the local grocery store to stock up on much need Road Trip supplies. At around 2pm we started the long journey to our final destination, Somerset West, a town about 30 minutes from Cape Town situated on he picturesque Helderberg mountains and just 15 minutes from the … Continue reading Part 7 – Heading to Cape Town

Part 5 – A Day out in Oudtshoorn

Back on the road again the scenery started to change from lush green forests and mountains to the desert like landscapes of the Klein Karoo. Beautiful oranges and sheep farms passed us by until we got into Oudtshoorn and checked into the Turnberry Boutique Hotel. Turnberry Boutique Hotel Another treat, the hotel put on a full South African braai (BBQ) with borewors (better than bratwurst), … Continue reading Part 5 – A Day out in Oudtshoorn

Part 4 – Back on the Road again

The next day we headed out for the next leg in our road trip, Oudtshoorn.  But first a day of driving and sightseeing!  Driving through the valleys, hills and mountains once again I was reminded why South Africa is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. I know I’m biased but thousands of non South African’s agree with me! First Stop Storm’s River … Continue reading Part 4 – Back on the Road again

Part 3 – Addo Elephant National Park

After a solid 48 hours journey we could officially say we were in South Africa! After a filling healthy breakfast (bacon and eggs is always healthy come on!) we headed out to Addo Elephant National Park.  I am an animal lover, specially wildlife in all shapes and sizes, and we decided to do a Safari right off the bat to get our “feet wet” in … Continue reading Part 3 – Addo Elephant National Park