One of our favourite things about travel to South Africa was the variety. Variety of activities, variety of wildlife, variety of adventures, variety of scenery. It was a photographer's dream to be able to take photos of such diverse scenery and experiences.
South Africa has a soft spot in our hearts as it was in Cape Town that we finished the Tour d'Afrique in 2008 and solidified our desire to make travel a full time career of travel blogging. We didn't quite know how we were going to make that happen, but after cycling the continent from Cairo to Cape Town over the course of four months, we knew that we could never go back to our old lives. Thus ThePlanetD was born.
We have since been back and fell in love with the country even more. We've driven the magnificent Garden Route, went on safari, reached Cape Point and admired sunsets over its incomparable coastline. South Africa is one of those places that keeps drawing you back. Once you leave, you want to turn that plane around and start all over again. It's just that good.
There's still so much more to explore in the country and we cycled the entire West Coast and drove most of the East. But we still can't wait to go back to travel the rest. The pictures say it all, we can't get enough of South Africa.
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The penguins of Simon's Town, South Africa
The eyes of a gentle giant
Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa
The King of the Savannah at Kariega Game Reserve in South Africa
Looking down the coast at sunset on the Garden Route
A big yawn form a hippo in St. Lucia, South Africa
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Taking in the view on the plains of South Africa
Morning light in South Africa
Up close and personal with an elephant in the reserve
The Cango Caves in South Africa
An Impala family portrait
The ever changing landscape of South Africa
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A heron takes notice in Isimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa
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Sand dunes just south of Cape Town, South Africa
A rare sight…rhinos mating on the plains of South Africa.
The beaches of St. Lucia, South Africa
Two Giraffes out for a stroll
Birds are everywhere in the Isimangaliso wetlands.
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Looking out over Cape Point, South Africa
A lone Wildebeest takes stock
A big yawn in the morning light
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A magical view from Durban, South Africa
Taking a rest in St. Lucia, South Africa
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A female lion walks the plains.
The rocky beach at the southern tip of the continent
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Sunrise in South Africa
Dinner time on the plains
Here's looking at you, kid.
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