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because of poor health, it is not clear whether gian can participate!!!
average of three months per year. one of my favorite country is South Africa. this country is such beautiful. now i start to travel in the January again,
off course I'll make a stop in South Africa again. So I thought I'd organize a meetup there. weeks, maybe anyone is interested to visit me. usually for me I travel a spontaneously. but I decided to put together a tentative plan for this meetup.
i now you heart very bad stuff about south africa. i can say from my side i feel my pretty safe in in south africe. in this area we go with the meetup, is not a Probleem with saefty. I now the area very well, and i have a lot local- frinds from the area.
this area we go, i now very well, ist already my second home.
If you want see yhe pictures von my first tim in south africa.
There are more less selfies.but easy. From the trhee later trips i dont have public photos.
the first week we enjoy in the beautiful city cape town.
Info about cape town:
south africa its also famous for the amazing food!!!!
our journey is on Easter. so you save 2 vacation days.
Week one: Cape town
Cape town its a incredible City. The city was named the World Design Capital (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Design_Capital) for 2014 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Council_of_Societies_of_Industrial_Design). In 2014 Cape Town was named the best place in the world to visit by The New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/). normally you should at least take 1 month for Cape Town. but we do not have the time, so we have only 1 week.
accommodation in capetown:
the forty8 backpacker is already my second home. the location of this backpackers is perfectly. one night ist arround 19 chf. a privat room 43 chf.
for people they want little more luxury, very close to the backpacker the Cape Heritage Hotel
You can decide for yourself every day if do you want to stay with group or enjoy the day for you.
On the Day there a lots of diffrent activities to do. so we look we do smaller groops for diffrent intrests.
-cape town offers a lot of intresting museums, you can vist the prison of nelson mandela, table mountain!!!
-all kind of adventure, how sky dive, shark diving....
.we will definitely go visit my friend in the townships.
- a wine tour
- a lot of nice beaches,
-we will go with local transport, minibusses and local trains.
i did a provisional plan but can be changed. every evening is also the opportunity to go out until 02:00 or longer.
Saterday/sunday 04/05 April arv in cape town.
sunday 04 April:
Taste of Cape Town gastronomic festival
12 – 5pm
A firm favourite in the minds and mouths of Capetonians, the 2014 Taste of Cape Town gastronomic festival returns to the Green Point Cricket Club to whet the appetites of Cape Town’s most dedicated and sophisticated foodies. Celebrating its seventh anniversary and forming part of one of the biggest food festivals in the world, the calendar highlight brings together some of the city’s most acclaimed restaurants, artisan producers, award-winning wineries and carefully selected exhibitors to give residents a chance to sample a smorgasbord of distinctly local cuisine.
Entry to the festival including a tasting glass plus R100 worth of *Scoins
DStv Clubhouse Ticket
R685 Entry to the festival including a tasting glass, R150 worth of *Scoins Complimentary Bar (malt, wine, soft drinks) in a Private Club
That its easyer to get in the holiday feelings we start the Evening after the gastronomic festival with a sparkling wine and see the sunset at the beach bar.
Monday 06 April:
one of the 1000 activities in cape town.
18:00 its still exist we will visit a Africa dance show. (R80)
afterwords an africa dinner.
20:00 at gians favourite fine dining Restaurant in cape town. the food is top and the service one of the best.
Tusday 07 April
one of the 1000 activities in cape town.
at 18:30 we have a little hike to the lions head, from there we have a amazing 360° wiew over cape town. in this moment its extremly crowded. Now starts the sunset. every body hikes now down, but we stay. now we have the full mountain for us and enjoy a picnic. belive me its a dream. you dont want go down anymore.
weendsday 08 April
Its time to visit my frinds from the township. so we take a original south africa taxi to the township.
on the township we will take a little lunch and one of my frinds will guide you trough his villige.
a real african dinner. we get from every african country a dish, so much we like.
we go to the cape of good hope via hout bay and Chapman’s Peak.
on the way we stop in Hout Bay. there you can take the boat out to sea and watch the sea lions.
Chapman’s Peak Drive winds it way between Noordhoek and Hout Bay on the Atlantic Coast on the south-western tip of South Africa. Chapman’s Peak Drive is one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world.
The 9km route, with its 114 curves, skirts the rocky coastline of Chapman’s Peak (593m), which is the southerly extension of Constantiaberg and is a great hike for the energetically inclined.
Chapman’s Peak Drive is affectionately known as “Chappies” and is a must for anyone who is passionate about the majestic Cape Town scenery, with sheer drops to the sea below and towering mountains rising above you. The twists and curves in the road seem endless and it is a photographers dream. It is a paradise for motorists, sightseers, picnickers, runners, hikers and bikers (both the motorised and the manual varieties).
The drive offers stunning 180° views with many areas along the route where you can stop and take in the exquisite scenery or sit down for a relaxing picnic.
we visit cape of good hope
on the way back we stopp in bouders beach, the water is ther very warm for cape town an you schare the beach with the Pinguins.
from boulder beach we go back with the train in the 3rd class. if we lucky, comes to a cool very unique experience.
for dinner go to a realy cool restaurant. this evening we enjoy a fantastic 7-course meal including wine. in each course you can choose between 5 diffrent dishes. the somilier brings the perfect wine for every dish.
Friday: 10 April
Stellenbosch it's famous for wines. so we go to stellenbosch an have a look in different wineries with Tasting.
@ the evening we stay in Stellenbosch and have a dinner @ amazink(stellen. Since 2011 AmaZink Live, South Africa’s first township theatre, offers an unforgettable experience for both local and international patrons. AmaZink Live is a culturally authentic musical with a chorus of energetic local talent not only entertaining guests, but also involving them in the story-telling adventure. Come, see, hear, smell and taste the flavours of South African stories, music & food blended together with the warmth and passion of township hospitality.
mamazink included dinner R200
Saturday 11 April:
Constantia vineyards celebrate their fabulous food and wine
The Constantia Food & Wine Show will brings out the best that the Constantia Winelands has to offer. The festival will showcase over 40 of the area’s finest wines, and will dish up delicious foods from the local award-winning restaurants.
Alongside the vino and the culinary delights, visitors to the event will be treated to multi-layered culinary delights, local wines, live entertainment; all in an effort to instate Constantia as one of the world’s premier food and wine destinations.
sunday: 12 April
on sunday we can go for a sunday brunch or also intresting is a worship in one of cape towns township(its only for your expirince. we dont go with the camera to this worship)
sunday evening BBQ at mzolis. mazolis is a unique BBQ expirience in the gugulethu township. the food is fantastic. you dont find that good bbq in the town. jamie oliver love mzolis also. its very easy to go with the minibus from cape town. we go in the evening, on the day there are to much white people.
then there is the possibility go to langa township to visit the tigers(Bar)
Monday: 13 April
its a surprise
Tuesday: 14 April
we start our journey. to port Elizabeth.our first stop is Montagu.
on the beutiful journey we also visit wineries with Tasting
Weendsday: 16 April
Montagu traktor ride: R110
This is i very cool expirience. The tractor trip takes the passenger to the summit of Arangieskop (1500 m above sea level) and back. It provides a bird’s eye view of the Breede River, Keisie and the famous KOO Valley. Muscadel is served during a “pit stop” at the renowed Arangieskop hut of Protea Farm.
En route down the mountain one gets a second opportunity to be mesmerized by the beauty of the Matroos mountains in the distance and panoramic views of the KOO valley.
afterwords we enjoy a Potjiekos Lunch R110
A three course meal that includes a bread table, vegetables in season, delicious red meat and poultry dishes, complimented by farm desserts, wine, fruit juices and original “boeretroos” coffee served in typical farm style.
thursday: 17 April
arly at the morning we drive to prince Albert and take there a lunch.
on the drive we we will have a pubstop at ronnys sex shop:
Ronnie painted the name Ronnie's Shop on this cottage next to the R62, planning to open a farm stall to sell fresh produce and fruit. His friends played a prank on him by changing the name to Ronnie's Sex Shop. Initially angry about the involuntary name change, Ronnie left the name and continued fixing the dilapidated building. His friends would stop by for a chat, having a few beers and throwing a couple of chops on the fire. During one of these evenings, someone suggested: "Why don't you just open a pub?"
Ronnie's Sex Shop has had visitors from all over the world, judging by the graffiti, it has also become a regular pitstop for bikers, the local farmers and people travelling this road regularly.
after prince Albert we drive over the swatbergpass to oudtshorn.
The spectacular Swartberg Pass on the R328 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R328_road_%28South_Africa%29) run through the Swartberg mountain range (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swartberg) (black mountain in English (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_language)) which runs roughly east-west along the northern edge of the semi-arid area called the Little Karoo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Karoo) in the Western Cape (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Cape) province of South Africa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Africa).
The Swartberg is amongst the best exposed fold mountain chains in the world, and the pass slices through magnificently scenic geological formations. To the north of the range lies the other large semi-arid area in South Africa, the Great Karoo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Karoo). Much of the Swartberg is part of a UNESCO (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNESCO) World Heritage Site (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Heritage_Site).
if we have a good car we stay in Die Hel. alternativ in outsdhorn.
friday: 18 April
@ the morning we will visit the cango cave:
R80 normal tour
R100 Adventure tour
the principal cave is one of the country's finest, best known and most popular tourist caves and attracts many visitors from overseas. Although the extensive system of tunnels and chambers go on for over four kilometers, only about a quarter of this is open to visitors, who may proceed into the cave only in groups supervised by a guide. Tours are conducted at regular intervals on most days - there is a "Standard Tour" which takes an hour and an "Adventure Tour" which takes an hour and a half. The "Adventure Tour" consists of crawling through narrow passages and climbing up steep rock formations guided by small lights. The caves contain spectacular halls and grand limestone formations (on both tours) as well as some rather small passages on the Adventure Tour. The smallest passage that tourists will have to pass through on the Adventure Tour is just under 15cm to exit.
after the cango cave will drive to a privat game reserve. there we have on game drive.
we will stay there for 1 night.
Saturday: 19 April
"the morning we enjyo another game drive.
afterwords we will visit mosselbay.
if you play golf, you really schoul d visit the Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Resort. its a amazing golf space.
we drive on the garden route to wilderness.
we stay there 2 nights.
Sunday 19 April: on sunday we we visit the wilderness Nationalpark. we take a short trip wit a canoe and walk to a watterfall. there we can have a swim.
Monday 20 April, we drive to Plettenberg. on the way we do a little stopp knysna.
Day in Plettenberg:
swimm with seals: R 500
we will go with a boot o the robberg, there we have the chance so swimm wit seals.
weendsday 21 April: R 1315 in the combo. its also possible to do only one of this two.
Start your day with a 4 hour Kloofing adventure in the pristine river gorges of the Crags. Swim, abseil down waterfalls and marvel at the natural beauty of the area. You will enter a world you never thought existed. Afterwards make your way down the road to the Forest Nature Spa where you will enjoy a lunch platter, followed by a well deserved 1hr couples massage in our glass spa room, ending your day still surrounded by the indigenous forest.
thursday 23 April:
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary:R130
Monkeyland has as one of its aims, to create awareness about the plight of primates and to show that with a greater understanding of our primate cousins, that we can all live in harmony.
Birds of Eden (http://www.tripadvisor.de/Attraction_Review-g1382495-d982993-Reviews-Birds_of_Eden-The_Crags_Plettenberg_Bay_Western_Cape.html): R 130
im not very intrestet on birds but Birds of Eden, this place its a dream. i love this place. its very relaxing, beautiful und peaceful. Birds of Eden is the world's largest free flight aviary (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aviary) and bird sanctuary. must see!!!
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary:
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary offers hourly informative, interactive tours for any ages with over 100 snakes and other reptiles to see.
Bungy jump: R790
Bloukrans Bridge Bungy is the world's highest commercial bridge bungy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bungee_jumping) from a brige at 216 metres.
Mohr Keet set a Guinness World Record as the oldest person to bungy jump when he jumped from Bloukrans Bridge on 6 April 2010 at the age of 96.
Scott Huntly broke the world record for the Most bungee jumps in a day when he jumped from Bloukrans Bridge 107 times in nine hours on May 11, 2011. Scott completed the project to raise funds for local communities
1 night in storm rivers
on the evening we cook with a frind from malawi a real african dinner.
Friday 24 Aipril:
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours R495
The Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour© is a unique eco-wilderness adventure that takes place in the magnificent Tsitsikamma indigenous rainforest.
The first of its kind in Africa, the canopy tour involves traversing from one platform to another along a steel cable suspended up to 30 meters above the forest floor...
afterwords we enjoy the the in the surfers paradies Jeffreys Bay.
Shoppin in the bilabong outlet, horse riding. last night in jefreys bay.
Saturday 25 April:
on saturday mornig we drive to port elizabeth, flight back to zürich. for the people they have time. shopping in port elizabeth.
the cost for accommodation icn capetown:
forty8backpackers dorm is around 152 CHF.
264 in a privat room
or a hotel next to the backpacker.
cost for for the accommodations on the journey to port eilzabeth
is arround 542 CHF. in double rooms and doorms.
854 in privat room exept: die hell and the safarixe lodge.
aditional comes araound[masked] chf for transport. i dont now now this cost.
Flights: a easy way, but not the cheapest is to fly from zürich with swiss 03.04 to jnb friday 22.45
so you are in jnb Saturday 09:15
back from jnb 25 of April 19:30 from jnb
arv. 26 apr. 06:10
arround 1300 chf. plu flight in south africa. but there are cheap.
or flight directly from zürich to capetown on 03 April 09:30 with swiss edelweiss.
or check out on swoodoo