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The Wacky Wine Festival

The Wacky Wine Festival is wine tasting festival in the Robertson Wine Valley, which is located only a couple car hours away from Cape Town. With each ticket you get up to 5 taste coupons for each wine farm, so there was plenty of wine to taste. This led to the result, that I captured far less impression, than I intended to...

Exploring the waterfalls of Jonkershoek

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine took me out on a hike at Jonkerhoek, a "small" National Park near Stellenbosch. Due to some time mismanagement and restrictions we changed the plan of going up the mountains, to explore the waterfalls more deeply. So what started as a journey to get nice area shots, ended up as an small adventure exploring the kind of hidden waterfalls of Jonkerhoek. Luckily it rained the day before, so there was a lot of water to break the light.

Penguins bite - apparently

Slowly I make my way through all the pictures, I shot in the last couple weeks. Unfortunately I didn't seized the 2 weeks in Germany as much as I wished, but anyway... The trip I want to tell you today, took me to Boulders Beach. This is a National Reserve with a Penguin Colony, granting you the unique opportunity to walk among and swim with Penguins.

Kristenbosch Botanical Garden Part II

Due to my intermediate leave is getting closer and the fact that the most work scheduled for my first 3 months is done, I've got a bit of time on hand to edit some more pictures. Therefore I'm proud to present you the second part of my Kristenbosch Botanical Garden gallery! ;)

Kristenbosch Botanical Garden Part I

Last weeks were pretty hectic for me in multiple ways: A lot of work got done, so the project I'm working on is making good progress, also I needed to tackle quiet some admin stuff and on top of all there are my weekend trips around the Western Cape. So needless to say, that I've been a bit lazy with selecting, developing and editing all the pictures. Currently are over 1000 in my pipeline. Therefore I'm apologizing, that this post is only part 1 of 2.

Exploring Cape Towns Long Street

A couple weeks ago I sized the opportunity of having a rental car and went out to explore Cape Town a bit. My main target was the famous Long Street, which is actually not so overly long, but the vibe of the old caf├ęs and shops is stunning. So I took out my camera and snaps a few pictures.

Signal Hill

Lately I discovered 2 facts: The first one is, I havn't posted any new pictures in a while and second I've never uploaded the photos taken on top of Signal Hill. They are not so astonishing, but the twelve apostle are looking gorgeous in the light of the setting sun. In recent times Signal Hill was used to fire a signal canon everyday on noon, so ships could synchronized their clocks.

My trip to Cape Point

It took me way longer, than I expected, but finally I crawled through over 1000 pictures. Now I'm proudly presenting the most amazing ones. Without doubt I count this journey to my most precious ones, due to the impressions I collected along the way.

First Wine Tasting

It took way to long, but last Friday I went to my first wine tasting at the Ernie Els Wine Estate, together with the lab people I'm working with. Despite from the really impressive view over the Heidelbergs around Stellenbosch, we also had some amazing food and of course some really fine wines.

Stellenbosch Wine Festival

Because Stellenbosch, the city I'm staying in, is apparently one of the finest wine regions of the world, I though it would be nice to get into this culture a bit. Luckily the annually Stellenbosch wine festival took place last week. So I captured some of the moments, while enjoying some delicious wines - even though I got a terrible sunburn.

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