Whale watching season started

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From June to December, the southern right whales come to some of the protected bays of South Africa for mating and calving. Most of those gentle giants are located at De Hoop National Park, but you can also observe them in Cape Town and along the West coast.

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flower season started

West Coast Nationalpark Flowers

 

Spring is in the air and the veld alive with life!

In case of the recorded rainfall figures, several flowers such as the orange daisies,  yellow piet snot and white spories show their flowerage yet.

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Partial abolishment of yellow fever certificate

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Good News!!

We were waiting for this information since two years. From now on there is no yellow fever certificate necessary to enter South Africa up to twelve hours.

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Lions head – Sunset and Moonrise

Vollmond Lions Head

 

Today is full moon, so it is the perfect evening to hike up the Lion’s head in Cape Town. The hike takes 45 to 60 minutes, depending on how fast you walk. Every month dozens of people are hiking the small mountain to see the sunset. But only at the day of full moon you can enjoy the moonrise some minutes after this wonderful moment.

 
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Stranded whales in Cape Town

Yesterday 19 pilot whales were found at the Noordhoek beach near Cape Town.  Volunteer sea rescuers are trying to save the big animals pouring water over the stranded whales and covering them with blankets. The situation attracted many people who made pictures of the whales. Unfortunately seven of them have already died.

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Carnival in Cape Town

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Cape Town full of colours! This year the vibrant Cape Town Carnival took place on the Fanwalk in Green Point on the 16th of March. It was free for everyone who loves to see beautiful people dancing in colourful costumes. The celebration full of colours, art and music expresses the richness of language and culture of Cape Town. At the last weekend it was the 4th visual spectacle in this city and again thousands of people participated dancing in the streets along the 1,2 km long Carnival route.

 
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Cape Argus Cycle Tour 2013

Cape Argus Cycle Tour at 10th March 2013

 

On 10th of march 2013 the starting gun was fired to open the 36th Cape Argus Cycle Race (in short the Argus), the largest cycle race in the world. This year around 36 000 participants were riding their bikes 109 km starting at the Civic Centre in Cape Town onto the N2, down the M3 along the False Bay Coast past the entrance to the Cape of Good Hope, along the Atlantic Coast and on to the Cape Town Stadium. The original route took the cyclists 140km.

 

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Southern Cross Safari – Tour report

Dead Vlei Namibia

 

A fantastic trip through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zambia!

Have a look at the tour report…

 

 

 

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Keep on surfing – supporting the local community in Elands Bay

Handing over the surfboards to the locals in Elands Bay

 

Elands Bay is a very small community on the West Coast of South Africa. Almost every day tiny fisher boats can be spotted in the bay looking for fish and crayfish. Nestled scenically at the foot of Baboon point and around the Verlorenvlei lagoon, the charming village is ideal for people who seek for tranquility and nature.

 

 

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Rhinose

rhinose against rhino poaching

Rhino poaching has developed to be a serious problem in South Africa over the last couple of years. In the last 5 years more than 1600 known rhinos have been poached in South Africa, with the alarming number of 668 rhinos in 2012. Only 18 800 white and 4880 black rhinos are left in South Africa, which constitutes 74% of Africa’s rhino population. Read more about those terrifying numbers at the website of Stop Rhino Poaching.   

It is time to participate. Help to save the rhino by buying a Rhinose!

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