South Africa & Victoria Falls, June 2008
After some complications due to schedule change in Doha we arrived finally 10 hours later than planned in Jo'burg. We were met and briefed
by the guy from Southern Eagle
he explained the changes made due to our delay. We picked up a VW Touran
installed the TomTom with the latest South African maps and reached at around 20:30 Dullstroom
The next day we arrived at Letaba Rest camp
(Krueger) in time for an evening guided safari. Unfortunately, on the way through the
, we had to sacrifice some of the very beautiful sights . Nevertheless we got to see all "Big 5"
and some smaller ones too.
(Thornybush Private Reservation) was really a highlight. Nancy was horrified by the lions playing next to the open Safari Landrover and
Oliver was almost pushed from his high back seat by a curious elephant. Nancy in Panic, wanted to jump from the vehicle! She skipped the early morning tour. Sorry!
The flight to Livingstone in Zambia was on time and we enjoyed the Victoria Falls
We had a bit stress because the immigration guy only accepted US$ for the Zambia visas. The Zambezi Sun Hotel
was very nice and within walking distance to the Falls (10 min.)There was no major incidence and it got actually a bit bored, so after 2 days I was glad to move on. We flew back to Jo'burg and after a very chilly night at the Airport en Route
(B&B but sorry no breakfast!), to Cape Town.
We rented a Toyota Yaris and drove to our Guest House. "Villa Belladonna"
turned out to be a very convenient residence and our hosts, Pnina & Eliav, where very friendly and helpful.
The breakfast was an experience in its own!
We climbed the Table Mountain by the Swiss made cable way,than down to Cape Point and whale watching at Hermanus
in Walker Bay.
On the way we visited the Penguin Colony
in The Boulders.
We met the giant, fat sea lion at the Hout Bay.
The compulsory shopping day at the Canal Walk
a huge shopping centre, tested my patience and nerves, but of course, Nancy liked it! In the evening we always went to The Waterfront
Here you will find a lot of shops and restaurants. Our favourite (shame on me!) was the Paulaner Brauhaus, where you got a great beer, "Pork Nuckles", ThÃ¼ringer Sausages and Sauerbraten.
All was a perfect and the weather was just fine. On the way back there was yet another big confusion due to the schedule change by Qatar Airline. We waited ten hours at the airport, had no
forward booking from Qatar but finally we made it back to Zurich. What an exciting holiday!