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African adventure part I . The Cape

 

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On January 9th we stepped on a plane for 11,5 hours and ended up in South Africa. We had 3 amazing weeks and I am still overwhelmed by everything we saw and did. I will split our journey into a few blogposts since it’s a bit too much scrolling for one. Below is the first part: the cape.

 

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Cape Town
This picture above is the very first photo I took of our adventure (as I like to call it). This was the moment we woke up (we arrived in the night so went straight to our room and fell asleep) and saw our room and Cape Town in daylight for the first time. We opened the two doors and just sat there on the bed, enjoying our little patio and the small courtyard we looked at. A change from 5 degrees to 25 degrees. I hope I will remember this moment forever, it was the best feeling. And yes guesthouse was amazing,we stayed in Guesthouse Welgelegen for 5 nights.

 

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The first day we walked around a little bit and went to the table mountain. It was soooo gorgeous, standing there up high, seeing this blanket of clouds coming over us and the mountain over and over again. We spotted some ‘dassies’ (ahhh they are so cute), had some lunch, walked around and just enjoyed being so far away from home together.

 

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We wanted to watch the sunset from up there but the wind got stronger and everybody was forced to leave the mountain for safety reasons. So we went to one of the beaches nearby and watched the sun go down sitting on a big rock. Now we had both the view from the ocean ánd the mountain behind us. Breathtaking. Once the sun was down we enjoyed dinner near the waterside and took a cab back to our guesthouse.

 

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I mean….come on….sooooo beautiful!

 

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The second day we took a winetour. For obvious reasons I don’t have a lot of photos from that day ;). But we had a good deal of fun that whole day with a small group of international people in a tiny van. We visited 5 different wine houses and tasted more than 25 wines. We bought 2 bottles of wine during the tour and one of them we enjoyed that same evening, sitting outside on our patio (photos above).

 

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Now a whole bunch of other photos I took strolling around the cape. Thing we did/see/visited in a nutshell: spotted lots of seals, went to the beach, walked around Kirstenbosch Gardens, saw Cape of Good Hope, went outdoor swimming in pool at the edge of the ocean, had cocktails at Waterfront, visited the pengiuns (yes, pengiuns!), drove to see some spectaculair views and overall: really enjoyed ourselves!

 

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  • André Teixeira - This is beyond beautiful :) Love it :)ReplyCancel

  • African adventure part 3 . Zimbabwe & Botswana » Hanke Arkenbout - […] we had seen The Cape, flew to the other side of South Africa to see Kruger Park and hopped on a plane to Zambia where we […]ReplyCancel

  • Floor Winter - Ik had deze post al bekeken, maar wilde hem nog eens rustig bekijken op mijn computer. Ben wel een aantal keer heen en weer gescrolld…. zitten veel magische foto’s tussen, echt prach-tig Hanke!! Sprookjesfoto’s! <3ReplyCancel

    • Hanke Arkenbout - ahhh dit is echt zó lief! Hier doe ik het allemaal voor :). Dankjewel Floor, doet me echt wat jouw lieve woorden!!!

  • Renske Meinema - Ohhh Hanke!! Zo mooi!!! <3 Mooi vastgelegd..ReplyCancel

  • Cathy - Wauw Hanke, wat verschrikkelijk mooi!!! Ik wil weer terug! Ben benieuwd naar het volgende deel xoxoReplyCancel

    • Hanke Arkenbout - Dankjewel Cathy, super leuk om te horen!

  • Bertina Bartlett - Oh zo mooi! Doet bijna pijn haha. Ik wil al zolang naar zuid-afrika. Maar in plaats daarvan gaan wij steeds naar hetzelfde gedeelte van Amerika… heb er nog foto’s gemaakt maar die zijn langs zo mooi niet! :’) Prachtig Hanke!ReplyCancel

  • Judith Van 't Veer - Prachtig!! Soms zei ik ineens hardop ‘wauw’ tijdens het scrollen :)ReplyCancel

  • Raisa Zwart - Mm… misschien ook maar eens een reisje plannen die kant op ;-) Wat een prachtige foto’s weer!ReplyCancel

    • Hanke Arkenbout - Haha ik kan het alleen maar aanraden! ;)

  • Milou - Ik kan hier de hele dag naar blijven kijken Hanke! Echt prachtig gewoon! XReplyCancel

    • Hanke Arkenbout - En ik kan de hele dag jouw comment lezen :) super lief van je! xxx

  • Nadine - Hanke, ik vind dat dit niet kunnen. Je mag gewoon geen foto’s meer van Zuid Afrika posten. Ik voel me veels te homesick!

    Haha oke nee, wacht, doe maar wel…ze zijn gewoon TE mooi! Wowie!! 1000 Complimenten :)ReplyCancel

    • Hanke Arkenbout - Hahaha Nadine, gekkie :). Je hebt echt een prachtig thuisland, heb er van genoten!

  • Esther van Wijnen - Wow, indrukwekkend mooi. Stuk voor stuk PLAATJES. oooooh en ik vind die van jou achter de bloemetjes in z/w ook stunning! XReplyCancel

  • Fräulein Zuckerwatte - Super-duper über cool! Love them! Can’t wait for the rest <3ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Drost - *smelt*ReplyCancel

  • Gábor Muray - Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Anne van Midden - Zooo mooi!! En inderdaad, dat licht! Girl, jij en de zon hebben echt een deal gesloten waar ik jaloers op ben ;) Ik denk dat ik mijn muur ga behangen met je foto’s :) <3ReplyCancel

  • Marjolein van Brandwijk - Schitteren! (Met 100 uitroeptekens), om bij weg te dromen. En wat een mooi licht :-)ReplyCancel

  • Gea Dijkstra - WOW! Wat een PRACHTIGE foto’s!! *jaw drop*ReplyCancel

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