Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Have you ever driven through the Elgin Valley, only to stop at one of the farm stalls next to the road? Honestly…..BIG MISTAKE! Last weekend we had the chance to dive a little bit deeper into one of our yet undiscovered wine regions. Thanks to Skye from Discover Overberg  who gave us and a little group of enthusiastic adventurers the possibility to get a sneak peek into wine making, harvesting   Read More ...

The abundance of wildlife we get to experience almost on a daily basis never fails to amaze us. Right now the whale season is in full swing (May – December) with many of these gentle giants to be spotted along the coastline. They have traveled far to migrate to our shores where they come to mate, give birth or rear their young. Most of the time you’ll see them logging   Read More ...

What do you get when a group of young eco-enthusiasts with a great vision start a tree planting movement and gather together more than 400 like-minded individuals at Africa’s southern most indigenous forest, the Platbos Forest: A weekend filled with yoga classes, forest walks and eco talks, drumming, strumming and humming by the campfire, loving, laughing and lots of digging, mulching and planting, planting and more planting!! In total 7.001   Read More ...

Thick white fog embraces us, while we climb higher and higher. A journey into the unknown, maneuvering our car around the tight bends, as suddenly the clouds unveil the long-awaited sign: Sani Pass!

The 30 km pothole studded gravel road immediately slipped our memory, when we cast a first glance into the Injisuthi valley. Thrown back to a land before our time, our view wanders along the green hills, the rugged cliffs of the surrounding mountains and an innocent gurgling stream beneath us. Ruffled clouds urging over the mountains, sloshing into the scenery, beams of sunlight breaking through, sprinkling spots of golden light over   Read More ...

“I’m so tired but cannot sleep! Can’t feel my feet anymore! My ears are also frozen! To be honest, I am chilled to the bones! I am thirsty and there’s at least 20 meters between me and the water bottle. What? The temperature says 2 degrees outside?!…I will never go camping again!” If this is something that went through your tired out brain on one of those freezing nights while   Read More ...

A self-experiment. Strictly abiding the traffic rules for 1 month! South Africans mostly stretch the traffic rules across the limit, it is more a feeling you have, how fast you can drive. If a road feels like 100 km/h but the sign says 50, it is ok (as long as there is no speed trap standing in the way)! Signs want to assist you, rather than dictate terms…you just go   Read More ...

This year we skipped the long Easter weekend due to miserable weather and a higher than usual workload and decided to hit the road the following weekend instead. A bonus of course being that we left behind the masses of people simultaneously leaving town. The Tankwa Karoo National Park, about 300 km’s travelling distance from Cape Town sounded very appealing to us, so we booked one of the 6 camping   Read More ...

Some time ago we had the privelege to meet renowned writer and photographer Anton Crone at a small travelblogger meet and greet. Little did we know that just a few weeks after our encounter he was going to take us on an unforgettable journey into the townships that lie on the outskirts of Cape Town. We had never been to any of the townships but always have been curious of   Read More ...

Iceland was never on your bucket list? Big mistake! Iceland is one of the most fascinating countries you can possibly imagine! This little island with only 320 000 inhabitants and 103 000 m² holds surprises and adventures ready at every turn. The only bigger city is Reykjavik, a living and colorful town with friendly people, delicious food, museums worth visiting and a pulsing fresh vibe you will never forget. There is only   Read More ...

Oh my god, there are robots everywhere, trying to interfere with my progress! For all of those who haven’t spent some time in South Africa, robots are not evil aliens from outer space, no, this is how they call their traffic lights. I have to say, I have never been a big fan of traffic lights (who is?), but in the past two years my experience with these little color-changing   Read More ...

Sometimes I wonder if these fabulous stories about these places you read about in guidebooks are real, or if they are just a figment of the author that gets paid by the local tourism office? Are the amazing things always so amazing? Unique places really so unique? The phenomenal truly a phenomena? Same goes for the Whale Route. You see the high gloss pictures of breaching whales in many magazines,   Read More ...

We’ve finally recovered from the mayhem of the the Uncorked Festival in Franschoek, that we can now put in words what we’ve experienced. After our very cozy evening spent all huddled up by the fire in one of  La Chataigne’s amazing guest cottages, we were all fresh and ready the next morning to take on some of the wineries. Luckily the weather gods were good to us – the storms   Read More ...

Every now and then one has to break out of the usual and do something different. In our case we chose to leave our beloved tent behind and treat ourselves to a nice weekend break-away to the Cape winelands in Franschoek. We didn’t choose just any weekend: the first weekend in September marks the date of the annual “Uncorked” festival – a wine festival celebrating the new vintages and releases   Read More ...

Categories: Food, Franschoek, Travel

These are just some impressions of our last trip. It just needed 4 days in Namibia to fall in love with this wonderful country. Namibian Desert from the wild angle on Vimeo.

Categories: Camping, Namibia, Travel, Video

Welcome to our brand new travel blog The Wild Angle. Bare in mind, that this is just the beginning and this space will eventually be filled with lots of interesting travel stories, recommendations, equipment reviews and fotos. We are super excited to be attending the Getaway Travel Blog Conference here in Cape Town tomorrow to learn much more about travel blogging and meeting people alike. This truely feels like Christmas   Read More ...

Categories: Cape Town, Travel