We heard A LOT of negative information about Maputo before we arrived. We were in two minds as to whether to go and take a look around, but after hearing so many negative comments and only one slightly positive, we decided to stay close to port.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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Friday, January 9, 2015
In my last post, I meant to explain that we didn't have much time to sightsee in Cape Town, so we jammed as much as we could into one day.
Next stop on our trip, we visited Inkwenkwezi Game Reserve. It's approximately 45 mins from East London on the east coast of South Africa. It's a private game reserve and has been developed by purchasing farm land and returning it back to native vegetation.
As we were there mid morning, we didn't have high expectations of seeing a lot of wildlife, but we were lucky enough to see everything but cheetahs and crested cranes. We were driven around in jeeps. It was a lot of fun and we had a really great guide. If you ever visit South Africa and are in this area, I highly recommend visiting this game reserve.
Monday, January 5, 2015
BP and I are travelling together again. She has a three month summer break and this could be the last opportunity we have, travelling on an extended break, before she finishes university and goes out into the wide world. This time our first stop is Cape Town. It's our first time in South Africa, or even Africa. We have only been here a couple of days and thanks to a lack of sleep, haven't been doing bucket loads of sightseeing.
We left Brisbane on January 1st, after being awake to see in the New Year. Not the most intelligent thing to do when you are facing 27 hours of travel. Consequently we both feel like crap on and off and fall asleep at the stupidest hours.
You will be seeing lots of travel posts and very few sewing related posts over the next couple of weeks.
Lunch on the terrace looking at Table Mountain
We took a day tour on our first full day in Cape Town and tried to see as much as possible with the limited time we have in this beautiful part of the world.
The brightly painted houses in the Malay quarter.
Amazing to see a penguin colony in the suburbs.