Trip Meter

Day 1 - Crossing the Equator into the southern hemisphere
Day 2 - Table Mountain, Bo-Kaap, Waterfront and Long Street in Cape Town
Day 3 - Cape Peninsula in a vintage motorcycle sidecar
Day 4 - Shark cage diving in Gansbaai
Day 5 - Winery in Paarl, patting a cheetah in Stellenbosch and French fine-dining in Franschhoek
Day 6 - The flights back home


Trip Sponsors

South Africa Tourism South African Airways Web 18

In July 2009, I traveled to South Africa as one of the five travelers selected and sponsored by South Africa Tourism and Web 18 to photograph and blog about South Africa.

This was my first trip south of the Equator, and during my six days in and around Cape Town, I rode the cable car to the top of Table Mountain, walked the colorful Malay quarters of Bo-Kaap, rode around Cape Peninsula in a vintage motorcycle sidecar, saw wild ostriches run, stood at the Cape of Good Hope, saw African Penguins, swam with the Great White sharks in Atlantic, drove through the wineries in Paarl, patted a Cheetah in Stellenbosch, and ate a ten course French meal in a Franschhoek restaurant that's ranked #37 in the world.

Here are the notes from the trip.



Prologue - How it all began

Day 1 - Crossing the Equator into the southern hemisphere

Day 2 - Table Mountain, Bo-Kaap, Waterfront and Long Street in Cape Town

Day 3 - Cape Peninsula in a vintage motorcycle sidecar

Day 4 - Shark cage diving in Gansbaai

Day 5 - Winery in Paarl, Patting a Cheetah in Stellenbosch and French fine-dining in Franschhoek

Day 6 - The flights back home

See the full trip here.



IN THE NEWS: Hindustan Times, The Times, Business Standard, Aloo Techie, Indian Television, Better Photography

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Flights - Cleartrip.com, South African Airways / Stay - Protea Hotels, Southern Sun, Le Quartier Francais / Eat - Nyoni's Kraal, Willoughby & Co, Two Oceans Restaurant, Africa Cafe, Moyos, Le Quartier Francais / Wine - KWV, Spier / Tours - Cape Capers, Cape Sidecar, Marine Dynamics, Cheetah Outreach / Give - Ikamva, Cheetah Conservation Fund / Currency - 1 ZAR = 6.25 INR



Tags: Adventure Sports, Africa, Wildlife