Day 46: Through the former Ciskei

Our route today led us through an area that was formerly known as Ciskei. In enforcing its segregation policy the Apartheid regime created so called self governed and officially independent homelands or Bantustans for the rural African population. Ruled by chiefs those “republics” were never internationally accepted and never completely seperated from the South AfricanContinue reading “Day 46: Through the former Ciskei”

Day 45: Sunrise over the Indian Ocean

This morning I woke up quite early to a stunning sunrise, the colors changing nearly every minute. So instead of dropping back to sleep I took out my camera. — Heute morgen bin ich ziemlich früh wach geworden zu einem unglaublich schönen Sonnenaufgang über dem Indischen Ozean. Und statt mich wieder schlafen zu legen, habeContinue reading “Day 45: Sunrise over the Indian Ocean”

Day 42: Elephant cuteness and lions

Second time in the Addo Elephant Park: (Baby) Elephants were walking around the car on the road and I finally saw two lions. — Zum zweiten Mal im Addo Elephant Park: Eine Herde von mehr als dreißig Elefanten ist auf der Straße direkt am Auto vorbei gelaufen und endlich habe ich auch zwei Löwen gesehen.Continue reading “Day 42: Elephant cuteness and lions”

Day 41: Whale watching without whales

Today we took a boat trip to watch whales in the Algoa Bay, but even though this time of the year the Southern right whales are frequently seen in this area, we were out of luck: No whales today. Instead we got some dolphins and lots of penguins. — Heute haben wir einen Bootsausflug inContinue reading “Day 41: Whale watching without whales”

Day 40: White men talking

One of the things I still find quite strange in South Africa is the way some white people are talking. Yes, of course, Germans or Brits or French are often full of prejudices as well but I have seldom seen that in such an open display as in South Africa. Sometimes when white people areContinue reading “Day 40: White men talking”

Day 39: Boats in the rain

When fishing boats lay at anchor in the bay it is always the first sign for bad weather, wind and waves approaching. Today it often rains so heavy that the boats one after another disappear behind a grey curtain. The pictures are taken at different stages of rain – sometimes heavy, sometimes a bit moreContinue reading “Day 39: Boats in the rain”

Day 38: Burning waste

Since yesterday morning a stench of burned plastic and rubber is lingering over the town, which gets stronger every time the wind blows from the inland and not the sea. Even though I tried, I did not find the source but there is a good chance the smell results from burning waste.   Waste isContinue reading “Day 38: Burning waste”

Day 37: Waves and bad weather

The last days have been extraordinary warm for this time of the year. But now bad weather is approaching from the west: lower temperatures of about 14 degrees on mid-day, wind and rain – that is what to expect at least for the next three days. Even though today it was still warm the wavesContinue reading “Day 37: Waves and bad weather”