South Africa

South Africa was the fourth and last country on my little journey through the south of the second largest continent.

Lamberts Bay

My first stopover was Lamberts Bay, which is about 220 km north of Cape Town. The small town is known for the bird island “Bird Island”, an important breeding and resting place for cormorants and Cape gannets.

I enjoyed dinner in an open-air restaurant by the sea. There was a variety of different and extremely tasty kinds of smoked, dried, roasted and grilled fish. The fresh, homemade bread was also excellent.

Cape Town

The next day I continued to Cape Town. I visited Camps Bay and the V&A Waterfront and enjoyed the views from Signal Hill and Table Mountain.

Cape Peninsula

A beautiful stretch of road on the way to the southern tip is Chapmans Peak Drive, which is one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world.
The next highlight was Boulder’s Beach with its African penguin colony.
From there I went on to Cape Of Good Hope the southernmost point of the Cape Peninsula. The southernmost point in Africa is Cape Agulhas, which is 150 km to the east.

Gansbaai, Muizenberg

The next day I went to Gansbaai, about 170 km away. On the way there, I stopped briefly at the Muizenberg beach, which is known for its many colorful beach huts, among other things.

Gansbaai is a small town that is close to Hermanus and right on the coast. In Hermanus and Gansbaai you can see whales and, with luck, great white sharks. Because the coast drops off very steeply, the animals come close to the rocks so that you can see them easily with the naked eye.


From there I continued to Franschhoek. This tranquil little wine village is located about 60 km east of Cape Town at the end of a long valley in which, protected by the Drakenstein mountain range, there is a comparatively mild climate even in winter.

This is where my short trip through South Africa ended.
All images were taken with a Fujifilm X-T2 and the following lenses: Fujinon XF18-55mm f/2.8-4, Fujinon XF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 and Samyang 12mm f/2.0

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