Archive for July, 2012

There are times, when traveling and exploring doesn’t mean leaving the country or crossing the border. Sometimes this just means crossing the road and discovering the beauty of what lies outside your doorstep. In our case one of the many beautiful things to see and do is visiting the Green Point Urban park to take a little break from the daily chores and work-routine. The park officially opened early  2011and   Read More ...

Categories: Cape Town

My home is my castle! So don’t buy a travel-shag!  Do yourself a favor,  save some money and get a decent tent. A tent that won’t fly away at the slightest breeze, floats away with the first raindrop or a tent with a very inconvenient setup that you need an extra hour to pitch it every day. I bought a Hilleberg Saivo tent some years ago. I had to save   Read More ...

Categories: Gear, Reviews

Before I started to write this post I wrote the review of the Hilleberg Saivo tent to calm down and remember that there are companies out there who know their trade, build things that are extremely well thought out and work like they should. (don’t skip the update at the bottom) Some months ago we bought a LA Sports Pro Tent Series II for the roof of our bakkie (this   Read More ...

Categories: Camping, Gear, Reviews

Being away for two weeks can improve your life. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a perfect escape for those who want to feel close to nature again and get away from any cellphone reception and the rush of the city. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is the first formally declared transfrontier park in Africa, its 9 591 km² have linked the South African Kalahari Gemsbok Park and the Botswana Gemsbok National Park since   Read More ...

It sounds a bit strange, but what is the best thing to make your camp-neighbors go green with envy when they look at your food? Cheese fondue! It is so easy and so delicious! All you need is a pot, a gas cooker, some bread and the cheese fondue. Some boiled baby potatoes, carrots and portobello mushrooms to dip into the gooey delicacy will top the dinner off. You can   Read More ...

Categories: Food

This green forest oasis is situated on the slopes of Constantia valley offers nature lovers and sports enthusiasts a place to wind down from the rush of the city. You can go for hikes up to the Elephants Eye cave or simply go for a long walk on one of the many paths zig zagging through the forest. If you are more into biking than try one of the many   Read More ...

Categories: Cape Town

The Cape Town Carnival started this year under the motto “Cape-to-Cairo”. With its nine beautiful and colorful decorated floats and over 2000 performer the parade wanted to bring together the huge variety of whole Africa with music, dance and arts. Cape Town Carnival 2012 from henning gawrisch on Vimeo.

Categories: Cape Town