Posts Tagged With: Capetown

DRINKS Five o’clock With Nelson Mandela

Honor the South African legend with four different cups of tea!THERE IS AN SURPRISING, ALMOST SECRET STORY about South Africas first black President: When Nelson Mandela was released from Robben Island after 28 years in prison and was shipped to Capetown, he went missing for over an hour. Where was he? Sipping tea with his … Continue reading »

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TRAVELS How Long Took It 100 Years Ago?

Much longer! No, sometimes the distance was shorter … THAT’S AN INTERESTING MAP, published in autumn of 2015 by the London newspaper „Daily Mail“. It looks a bit confusing at the first glance since the colors cover the world map a bit. But at the second glance it’s easy to compare your experiences with those, … Continue reading »

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TRAVEL The Book To Look … (No. 24)

Meet Lawrence G. Green and his 34 works on Southern Africa Lawrence was born 1900 in Kimberley (South Africa) and died 1972 of skin cancer – the price so many explorers have to pay after years of exposure to the sun. He wrote 34 books, one better than the other, all about the secrets of … Continue reading »

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DRIVES If You Ever Come to South Africa (No. 28)

… sneak through the unbelievable Seweweekspoort!Drive from Capetown roughly 130 miles to the east and when you come to the turnoff to Amalienstein, take the R 323 almost opposite that leads to Klein Swartberg – then you have to pass the 11 mi or 17 km long Seweweekspoort. It‘s a winding, very dark, rugged and … Continue reading »

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