Touring Africa By RV

Touring Africa By RV

I am in heaven. Already we have photos of zebras, a lone ostrich walking along the ocean and a family of baboons. Two of the troop were squatting in the center of the road and refused to move as the bus approached. The driver honked and still they eyed us…but stayed...
Meeting The Rest Of The Group

Meeting The Rest Of The Group

Although many of our 28 fellow travelers arrived in Washington, DC a day or so before our flight and stayed at the same hotel, we didn’t really meet until we all gathered at the check on counter for our flight. It was quickly apparent that this was going to be a...
Arrived in Cape Town For Africa RV Tour

Arrived in Cape Town For Africa RV Tour

Our hotel is a short distance from the waterfront. Our after breakfast orientation was smooth and fast…each couple received their cell phones and the Maui folks took care of the rental papers quire efficiently. Then it time for most of us to head out to the shopping...
Nelson Mandella’s Cell

Nelson Mandella’s Cell

South Africa as all know, has a brutal past in its treatment of people of color.  Today we boarded a boat for a short ride to Robben Island the infamous prison that incarcerated Nelson Mandela as well as all of the other non-white protestors of apartide.  Our guides...
Wild Penguins On Our African Tour

Wild Penguins On Our African Tour

I usually fall asleep on bus rides…couldn’t today the scenery was just too beautiful. Wild African penguins…they live in a sheltered cove that’s surrounded by luxury homes. We were able to walk right down to the beach via raised wooden boardwalks so our...
Met my first Dassies

Met my first Dassies

Stellenbosch to L’Agulhas (144 miles). This was a perfect day for our drive along the coast. The road hugged the mountains for quite a long while. There were many viewpoints and we stopped frequently to admire the awesome ocean views. First stop: Betty’s...
Bontebok National Park

Bontebok National Park

L’Agulhas to Riverdale (122 miles).  Another great shopping spot, Kapula Candles. I loaded up on these unusually painted, authentic African themed candles. We are noticing that very little labor here is mechanized. The workers are using picks and shovels as well...
Ostrich Farm Today

Ostrich Farm Today

Riversdale to Oudtshoorn (111 miles).  Today we are seeing more above ground water. The bushes are larger and the hills more defined as we cross the mountain pass at about 2500 ft. to our Ostrich Farm destination. Smart Jim & Gisela (our wonderful Fantasy RV Tours...