Sunday, 12 November 2017

My Visit to the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn, South Africa

The Cango Caves are located in Precambrian limestones in the Swartberg mountains close to the town of Oudtshoorn, in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. The cave is a popular tourist attraction with many visitors from overseas visiting it every year . I visited the town and the caves
a while ago and here is my photo record of what I saw inside the caves. What a stunning experience!

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa


Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Beautiful Table Mountain at Cape Town, South Africa

On a recent visit to Cape Town, booked through statravel.com, I had the privilege of taking a cruise in the famous Table Bay. This is the bay where Dutch commander, Jan van Riebeeck arrived on the 6th of April 1652, founding the nation that is South Africa today. Since 1488 when Bartholomew Diaz set eyes upon Table Mountain for the first time, sailors have been captivated by the natural beauty and splendour of this magnificent mountain. I was also captivated by this beautiful natural wonder and went up the cable way that gives one the opportunity to travel to the top of the mountain.










Monday, 30 January 2017

Is Egypt still safe as a Holiday Tourist destination in 2018?

Felucca on the Nile
I've visited Egypt a couple of times and has an intense love affair with this country that has bestowed the world with a wealth of mystery and suspense. Travelling in Egypt is an adventure on its own. I did not backpack in Egypt and possibly wouldn't advise that, in the current political situation. I however don't see any problem with booking a place on an organised tour. The tour operators are up to date with the current situation on the ground in Egypt and they will advise of any risks.
Security Alert: You can also go to my Egypt specific page on this blog, where I have links to the United States and United Kingdom Travel alerts, as well as fantastic advice relating to travel in Egypt.

News: Egypt Tourism figures at a 20 year low.

My last trip to Egypt started in Cairo and included a train trip down to southern Egypt from where we took a Nile cruiser up north again from Aswan to Luxor. We visited all the famous sites, including the pyramids up north at Giza and the Valley of the Kings in the south at Luxor.

Please see below a small subset of photos of my last trip. Enjoy.
Statue of Female Pharaoh Hatshepshut


Dusk in Luxor - with the Aten clearly visible
- that is to say if you were the heretic pharaoh Akhenaten



Pyramids at Giza


Rams at Karnak in Luxor