Category Archive: South Africa

From Cape Town, South Africa to Sossusvlei, Namibia

I can’t say I enjoyed the 34 hours and three flights it took me to get from San Francisco to Cape Town, but a few inspiring moments eclipsed the standard indignities and discomforts… Continue reading

Cape Town, South Africa

Arriving in a new city is always interesting.  Arriving in Cape Town at 10:30 on the night U2 happens to be playing the city’s biggest concert in years was especially interesting.  The Baz… Continue reading

Knysna and Mossel Bay, South Africa

With a yacht club, boutique stores, and expensive hillside houses overlooking a beautiful blue bay, Knysna reminded me of Sausalito, California.  Maybe that was the problem.  Everything felt so familiar it was boring. … Continue reading

Port Elizabeth and Storms River, South Africa

All the South Africans I’ve met have given the same advice about their country:  don’t miss the Garden Route, a stretch of coastline between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth that encompasses some of… Continue reading

Johannesburg and Kruger National Park, South Africa

Arriving in South Africa was a shock to my system.  An extensive network of paved, well-maintained roads?  An uninterrupted supply of electricity, 24 hours a day?  Excellent English spoken by almost everyone?  Lots… Continue reading