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“This most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o—erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire” — Hamlet, Hamlet Act 2 Scene   Read More ...

Things get crazy by the beach sometimes. We headed out for a late afternoon surf in the seldomly warm and prestine turquoise coloured sea, only   Read More ...

WHAT? South Africa is planning to build SIX brand new and ‘shiny’ NUCLAR POWER PLANTS… I grew up in Germany about 20km away from a   Read More ...

  It took 5 days and over two thousand people to fight the raging fire across Cape Town’s southern Peninsula. It broke out above Muizenberg   Read More ...

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   Read More ...

Now this is a throwback back to January 1980. A trip to Cape Town and of course up to the top of the iconic Table   Read More ...

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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 ...

Drinking copious amounts of wine without moving a muscle cannot be the solution! You need to earn yourself all the pleasure and joy!  How about going back to where all the goodness has its beginning: the grapevine. On the 2nd of February Môreson winefarm invited thirsty ones to join their blessing of the harvest. It all started with some Miss Molly Cap Classique at 10 o’clock, which is quite a   Read More ...

Crazy dressed up people with crazy self-made vehicles, jumping of a 6 meter high platform into freezing cold water, trying to “fly” as far as possible…that’s what the Red Bull Flugtag is all about. 400 applicants, but only 46 were chosen to participate in this fabulous spectacle. With no wind and blue sky, the V&A Waterfront was packed with thousands of people, watching the wannabe pilots crashing their constructions, the   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 ...

Standing on an extinct volcano in Iceland? The roaring steam bursting out of the ground, the rotten smell of sulfur in the air and the melting shoes on the hot ground tell another story! I am sure you have a lot of questions about that wonderful country, now let’s try to answer some of them: But it is so incredibly cold and it rains all the time? It is not   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 ...

YES! Just have a look at this panorama picture  we took on a full moon night on top of lions head. Everybody who hasn’t walked up there really missed something! Sunset on the one side, moon rising on the other, the lights of the city waking up, creating a glowing carpet of light!

Being in the middle of nowhere with no place nearby to buy some bread for your braai? Isn’t that a terrible picture? We found ourselves under exactly these circumstances as we sat at 1250 meters on an extinct volcano somewhere in Namibia. For those who have been to Namibia will understand that it is not very easy to go to the nearest city and buy some food… because most likely   Read More ...

There is a new pizza guy in town. But this time, it really is something different. If you like these cute, tiny restaurants, lit by candle light, with romantic Italian music in the air and waiters attending you with every whim and fancy…STOP READING NOW! This place is different! There are a couple of reasons that make me say this. Ferdinando’s lays hidden somewhere in the Waterkant. You enter the place   Read More ...

Birds, mongoose and ground squirrels having the time of their life! the fluffy and the furious from the wild angle on Vimeo.

The Rainbow Warrior has landed! Greenpeace’s famous environmental campaign ship – the “Rainbow Warrior” – docked in Cape Town’s harbour and invited interested visitors to enjoy a tour on one of the world’s most eco-friendly ships. We found out about the ship’s presence by one of our friends and immediately agreed to join her for a tour on the boat. In the early afternoon we drove to the famous V   Read More ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...