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Saint Helena: A South Atlantic Exploration

Like so many places we’ve had the privilege to go to, Saint Helena is not a place many people have visited, or even know of.  It’s incredibly remote, but a beautiful and unique place that we got to visit while sailing across the South Atlantic Ocean on our boat,...

Sailing to Saint Helena

Days at sea: 11.98 Nautical Miles: 1,846 Average speed: 6.42 knots (154 nm/day) Fastest day: 7.5 knots avg (180 nm/day) Slowest day: 5.25 knots avg (126 nm/day) We were lucky to get to spend almost six weeks exploring Cape Town, but it was time to move on and across the south...

Guide to South Africa

On January 20th, we departed Cape Town after 70 days in South Africa. This was our second visit to South Africa, and considering how much we love Cape Town and the stunning wildlife available here, it has easily been a favorite stop for us in our five and a half years of travel....

Sailing the Coast of South Africa

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We spent 70 days in South Africa, sailing the coast from Richards Bay to Cape Town.   Table of Contents - Click to Jump Strategy for Sailing Around South AfricaWeather Routing on the South African CoastRichards BaySailing to DurbanDurbanSailing to East LondonEast...

Thirteen Things We Did in Cape Town

My memories of my first trip to Cape Town in 2010 are a bit fuzzy.  I remember clearly our safari in Kruger – my first safari – and I remember the tastes of Stellenbosch – bobotie and JC Le Roux sparkling wine.  The rest is just a vague sense that I...

The Hop On Hop Off Bus in Cape Town

It wasn’t until the very end of our five weeks in Cape Town that we found a free day to take the Hop On Hop Off Bus.  My uncle Jim was with us, and while he had done some roaming about town on his own, this was his biggest adventure out in Cape Town.   And it was...

Hiking Table Mountain: Platteklip Gorge

When we visited South Africa in 2010, we did not hike Table Mountain: our friends we were traveling with did, but I think David wasn’t feeling well, so we passed on a hike and spent a day in our hotel relaxing. This visit, I wanted desperately to hike up Table Mountain, and...

Stellenbosch Wine Tour: Day Trip from Cape Town

I’m not a big wine drinker, and David doesn’t drink at all, so when I tell you that Stellenbosch is still the top of my list for great things to do in Cape Town, it means there’s great wine but so many more reasons to go out to Stellenbosch, South Africa’s...

Driving Cape Peninsula: A Day Trip from Cape Town

Geographically, Cape Town sits on the north side of the Cape Peninsula, and one of the best things to do in Cape Town is to explore a bit of the urban sprawl that stretches out onto the peninsula.  This easy day trip includes beautiful beaches, unique wildlife, one of the...

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park: A 3-Night Safari

David’s brother came to visit us in South Africa, and of course, the top of everyone’s list of things to do is to go on a safari. We’d already been to Kruger National Park back in 2010, so this time we set our sights on a completely different side of South...