EN ROUTE | IMAGE GALLERIES FROM THE PLACES WE GO, THE THINGS WE DO, SEE, AND LEARN FROM.

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA | Feb 21 - 27, 2015

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ROAD TRIP | Feb 27 - March 8, 2015

Ancient Baobab tree at De Hoop Nature Reserve.

De Hoop Nature Reserve.

Bontebok at De Hoop Nature Reserve.

De Hoop Nature Reserve.

De Hoop Nature Reserve.

Rustic but chic, the restaurant at De Hoop Nature Reserve.

Rustic but chic, the restaurant at De Hoop Nature Reserve.

The beautiful eland.

The beautiful eland.

Road at De Hoop Nature Reserve.

Beach at De Hoop Nature Reserve.

De Hoop Nature Reserve: the Indian Ocean.

The oyster catcher bird at De Hoop Nature Reserve.

Beware the jellyfish!

Stony Point Penguin Colony.

Jackass penguins at Stony Point Penguin Colony.

Stony Point Penguin Colony.

Stony Point Penguin Colony.

Stony Point Penguin Colony.

Sunset in Hermanus.

Indian Ocean!

On the road to Stony Point and Hermanus.

Ostriches!

Mountain range on the way to Knysna.

Waterfront in Knysna.

We took a yacht tour from the Knysna lagoon into the Indian Ocean.

Yacht tour in Knysna.

The Knysna Lagoon.

Pic nic in the yacht.

The ocean waters meet the lagoon...

Canopy zip lining in the Tsitsikamma forest.

Canopy zip lining in the Tsitsikamma forest.

Monkeyland.

Monkeyland.

Beer tasting!

On the road (again) towards Oudtshoorn.

Highgate Ostrich Farm in Oudtshoorn.

Male ostrich at Highgate Ostrich Farm in Oudtshoorn.

Female ostrich at Highgate Ostrich Farm in Oudtshoorn.

Preparing to ride.

Riding the bird.

Highgate Ostrich Farm in Oudtshoorn.

Highgate Ostrich Farm in Oudtshoorn.

Highgate Ostrich Farm in Oudtshoorn.

Highgate Ostrich Farm in Oudtshoorn.

Baby ostrich.

Ostrich burger!

Stellenbosh.

Our B&B in Stellenbosh.

Our B&B in Stellenbosh.

Typical architecture in Stellenbosh.

Stellenbosh.

Stellenbosh.

Winery in Stellenbosh.

Winery in Stellenbosh.

Winery in Stellenbosh.

Impala, the only 100% guaranteed animal sighting in Kruger.

A couple of loving giraffes.

The coolest Lioness sighting we had! We observed this beauty for about 25 minutes.

Lioness!

Prowling.

Stork.

Giraffe and zebra!

A group of giraffe is called a "kaleidoscope" or a "journey."

Giraffe are everywhere in Kruger.

A trio.

Giraffe!

Perfect sense of scale.

On the road.

Racing!

Waterbucks.

Young waterbuck.

Hippos playing.

Giraffe with windmill.

Zebra at waterhole.

This little guy is everywhere!

Raging bull!

The feared lethal Black Mamba! Our guide was floored to see it so close, since it is a very rare sighting.

Kudu.

Rhino, one of the BIG 5.

Crossing.

...and crossing.

Impala.

The elephant, most majestic of creatures.

Young elephant.

A family of elephants.

Lizard!

Impala.

Impala quenching its thirst.

Buzzard.

Hyenas have a bad reputation, but they are essential to the ecosystem.

What are you looking at?

We came across this huge horde of Buffalo.

We came across this huge horde of Buffalo.

A coyote.

A Yellow Hornbill, such beautiful and unique bird.

A dazzle.

Young zebras!

We saw so many giraffes, yet each encounter was just as mesmerizing as the first.

Never got tired of observing them.

Eagle.

A gnu or wildebeest, one of the most peculiar creatures.

Impala.

Impala.

Gorgeous waterbuck.

Hippos are very aggressive creatures, but look harmless when gliding in the water...

A Southern Ground Hornbill in flight! These majestic birds are an endangered species.

Always impressive, always unique.

Sunset.

Buzzards.

At sunset.

Hyenas are amazing.

A duo of Hyenas resting by the side of the road.

Elephants at a waterhole.

Baboons crossing.

Rhinos! These were our first sightings.

Hippos.

Elephant and rhinos.

Nursing.

They are everywhere!

Leopard!

The leopard is one of the BIG 5.

Starling!

I think these are grysbok, a male and a female.

Yellow hornbill.

Elephant.

Older elephant.

Elephant.

Giraffe.

They pose for you.

And they are curious.

One of the many beautiful landscapes we see when driving from Jo'burg to Kruger.

One of the many beautiful landscapes we see when driving from Jo'burg to Kruger.

One of the many beautiful landscapes we see when driving from Jo'burg to Kruger.

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Beautiful ecosystem with zebra, giraffe and impala.

A cheetah, one of the BIG 5.

Lion!

Large group of elephants.

Hippo!

The landscape around our camp.

Crocodile.

This little guy ate that grasshopper in one gulp.

A Magpie Shrike.

Elephant in the Savanna.

Crocodile.

Stork!

More stork.

Lower Sabie.

Crocodile.

Baboon.

Baboons.

Impala.

The leopard tortoise.

Gnus!

Gnus.

Gnus.

Gnus have a very unique, velvety coat.

Zebra!

Zebra.

Zebra.

Gnus.

Eagle.

Savanna. Animals migrating near the horizon.

The minute mongoose.

A secretary, rare sighting, is a fierce predator.

Elephant.

A duo of elephants.

Elephant.

Always finding elephants crossing roads in all camps in Kruger.

Rhinos.

Sunset in Lower Sabie.

Body surfing.

Baboon.

Buffalo.

Flying high.

Rhino.

Large horde of buffalo.

Giraffe.

Rhino.

Hippo ad stork.

BERG-EN-DAL, KRUGER | March 17 - 19, 2015

Young impala fighting.

Wild dog! A rare sighting, and an endangered species.

Wild dogs.

Hyena.

Waterbuck and birds.

Waterbuck.

Impala.

Early game drive.

Landscape in Berg-en-Dal.

The back of a rhino is usually a home for ticks and bugs.

Rhino up close.

Scary profile.

Buzzards.

Landscape in Berg-en-Dal.

The colors of South Africa.

Elephant attempting to drink from a well.

He got this.

Lioness.

Lioness.

Rhino.

Rhino.

Impala.

Impala.

Impala.

Buffalo.

Buffalo.

Tortoise.

Eagle.

Eagle.

Eagle.

Berg-en-Dal.

Berg-en-Dal.

Berg-en-Dal.

Our guide Bretton made this delicious pasta with impala bolognesa sauce.

Impala ground meat!

This duo of rhinos were lounging in the mud right next to the road.

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Private morning game drive at River Bend, with our intrepid guide Steve.

South African hare.

Young warthogs, our favorite.

Ostriches have hidden genitalia.

Road through Addo National Park.

Buffalo, one of the "BIG 5."

Elephant after a mud bath.

This family of elephants was clustered around a big waterhole.

Elephant at a waterhole.

Elephant at waterhole.

Elephants at waterhole.

Two bulls playing.

Young elephant and mother.

Young elephant and mother.

After a mud bath.

Baby and mother elephant.

After a mud bath.

From a distance.

Baby after mud bath.

This ostrich sprinted in front of us at 45 km/h!

Jesse, the only lioness in the park.

Jesse, the only lioness in the park.

The magnificent blue starlings!

Hartebeest fighting.

Hartebeest.

We always left at the crack of dawn on our game drives.

So close we could touch, unforgettable moment.

This bull was blocking the road when we came upon him.

This is the best image to convey our situation during game drives.

We had finger food on every game drive - twice a day, in fact.

Addo in all its sunset glory.

Our beautiful bungalow in River Bend, Addo.

The place was full of nice old fashioned touches, such as real shaving gear.

A group of warthogs following our car.

View of Addo from the top.

Zebra!

A group of zebra is appropriately called a "DAZZLE."

Zebra.

Buffalo!

We came upon this guy totally by accident.

A young Kudu Antelope.

Waterbucks.

Young zebra.

Another dazzle.

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ADDO ELEPHANT PARK - RIVER BEND PRIVATE RESERVE | March 8-10, 2014

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Victoria and Alfred Waterfront with Table Mountain behind.

Sea lions at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

Sailor at Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

Port at Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

Cape Town from ferry boat.

Cape Town from ferry boat.

Robben Island.

Political prisoners were kept here. Robben Island.

Robben Island: this is the hallway leading to Nelson Mandela's cell, where he stayed for 27 years.

Robben Island.

Robben Island.

Lighthouse in Robben Island.

Robben Island.

View of Cape Town from Robben Island.

Robben Island.

Robben Island.

Tablecloth over Table Mountain.

Waterfront.

Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

Sea lion at Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

The Indian Ocean.

The Indian Ocean.

The Indian Ocean.

Groot Constancia winery.

Groot Constancia winery.

Hop-on-Hop-off bus.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Playground in Cape Town.

Cape Town.

Table Mountain.

View from Table Mountain.

Table Mountain.

Table Mountain.

Guard at Table Mountain.

Condo where we stayed at Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

MJ, easily amused. Community of Langa, Cape Town.

Community of Langa, Cape Town.

Nia, at the Community of Langa, Cape Town.

Community of Langa, Cape Town.

Heather at the Community of Langa, Cape Town.

Community of Langa, Cape Town.

Community of Langa, Cape Town.

Community of Langa, Cape Town.

Marco and MJ. Community of Langa, Cape Town.

Our host, Davidson. Community of Langa, Cape Town.

Community of Langa, Cape Town.

Grilling the goat heads, known as "smileys."

MJ and a friend.

Davidson unveils the smileys to us.

Smileys.

Community of Langa, Cape Town.

Community of Langa, Cape Town.

Community of Langa, Cape Town.

Community of Langa, Cape Town.

Community of Langa, Cape Town.

Community of Langa, Cape Town.

Community Center in Langa, Cape Town.

Instructor at the Community Center in Langa.

Touring the city: The Cape Malay neighborhood, primarily Muslim.

The Cape Malay neighborhood.

The Cape Malay neighborhood.

The Cape Malay neighborhood.

Noon Gun!

Art in Cape Town.

Company Gardens.

A symbol of the apartheid, at the Classification Building downtown.

Company Gardens.

Company Gardens.

Florist downtown.

One of the beautiful Art Deco buildings in the city.

Near the Parliament.

Downtown.

Downtown.

Downtown.

Downtown.

Downtown.

Grand Parade, where Mandela delivered his first speech after being released.

Street vendors at Grand Parade.

Grand Parade.

Lego sculpture by Nathan Sawaya.

Lego sculpture by Nathan Sawaya.

No hipsters!

The V&A Market on the Wharf.

The V&A Market on the Wharf.

The V&A Market on the Wharf.

The V&A Market on the Wharf.

The V&A Market on the Wharf.

The V&A Market on the Wharf.

Ship repair at the V&A Waterfront.

V&A Waterfront.

View from our condo, V&A Waterfront.

Indian food for dinner!

V&A Waterfront at night.

V&A Waterfront at night.

V&A Waterfront at night.

South Africa from above.

SATARA CAMP, KRUGER NATIONAL PARK | March 12-15, 2015
LOWER SABIE, KRUGER | March 15 - 17, 2014

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