Category Archives: Sightseeing

Happy Holidays from South Africa

We wish all of our friends and family – both in the US, and our cruising friends all over the world – very happy holidays and a fantastic year ahead in 2015! Tahina will be moving early next year across … Continue reading

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Winery Tour

On Thursday we joined crews from several other foreign boats on an all-day winery tour organized by the local Ocean Cruising Club members. A bus picked us up at the yacht club, and by 10:30 we were at a beautiful … Continue reading

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Lions Head 360 Panoramas

As was mentioned in the previous post, I took three 360 panoramas during our climb to the top of Lions Head the other day. Viewing these panoramas is the closest thing to actually being there without going. Truly spectacular views … Continue reading

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Scenic Drive to Cape Town

On Sunday our friends Paul and Gina of s/v Solace invited us to a scenic drive up the coast towards Cape Town in their rental car. The destination was ultimately Signal Hill, with stops planned along the way including lunch … Continue reading

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Arrival to Cape Town Area

We left on Wednesday at the crack of dawn from Knysna intending to make it to the marina in Simons Town where we plan to keep the boat while we visit the Cape Town area for the next few weeks. … Continue reading

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360 Panoramas of The Heads at Knysna

During our visit on Monday, I took two 360 panoramas while at The Heads located in Knysna, South Africa. This dramatic entrance from the ocean to a safe harbor up a river is through two large rock cliff rocks with … Continue reading

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The Heads at Knysna

This post shows photos from our entrance into The Heads at Knysna. From the dramatic photos below, you’ll see why this is such an attraction. You can also see why boaters are very cautious about entering this dangerous looking place. … Continue reading

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Stopping at Knysna

As mentioned in the previous post, we were having a wild ride down the south coast of South Africa. We left Richards Bay on Wednesday morning. The South African coast is notorious for being a challenge. After we “parked” the … Continue reading

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The Wild Coast

We left Richards Bay at dawn on Wednesday. We had a good run and passed Durban by 2:30 PM. A little later, the winds got lighter and we lost the Aghulas current advantage. During the night we only made about … Continue reading

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Back at the Boat and Prepared for Departure

Our flight to South Africa went smoothly. Too smoothly apparently. We could not arrive soon enough for the evening flight to Richards Bay, so we had already booked a hotel in Johannesburg for a night to catch the next afternoon … Continue reading

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