South Africa 2009 (Part 2)
Wikinger-Reisen bicycle journey 10 - 25 October 2009

Through the Little Karoo desert
Old colonial hotel in Prince Albert Elfi and Sandra and the coffee break
Wide country, distant hills in the Karoo region A long and steep ascent for the cyclists up from Prince Albert Valley
Ostrich farms along the way Goodday!

Wilderness National Park and Knysna
Visit at the waterfall on the way to the Cango Caves Everybody is having fun
The fabulous Cango Caves A rest stop after Oudtshoorn at a mountain pass overlooking the city of George
Our idyllic lodges in the Wilderness NP Restcamp View over restcamp and bay (and the mighty waves at the beach!)
Cycling again: The arrived ones waiting for the others to master another long ascent! Sometimes we had to share dirt roads with heavy trucks. And with their dust clouds.
Sunny and scenic Knysna Having delicious pizza and milkshakes with a view
(before hurrying off to check out the local shops)
Lookout point at the narrow entrance to the Knysna bay Taking pictures of the sea
Hiking tour on the Robberg
Some township shacks on the way out of Knysna High above Plettenberg Bay: Starting point of a great walk on the Robberg peninsula
One of several beautiful beaches This is why the peninsula is called Robberg
The robbies are having fun Along a narrow path, with gorgeous view and stormy wind
A nice find between the rocks Down at the sea

'Birds of Eden' bird park
A welcoming Green Parrot at the bird park entrance At the bird park cafe: One of two very persisting green friends
(this one even talking) trying to get their share of our carrot cakes!
Now here are the two of them. And still some cake to go.
And not to forget the coffee cream!
Red! Ibis
More, other, colourful Three on a twig
Flamingo A very special friend of mine, this Kakadu! Followed me a little through the park.
Whale watching in Plettenberg Bay
And now for something completely different... An hour of whale watching on a small speedboat
Spotted: Two Southern Right Whales Not very far from us
Going down! Afterwards: Tired (and slightly relieved that the wave ride didn't last much longer)
At the worlds highest Bungee jump from the N2 Bloukrans Bridge: 216m Someone is really doing it!

Tsitsikamma National Park
View from a balcony at the Tsitsikamma NP restcamp Setting out for a walk along the coast to another waterfall
Watching the sun going down ...
Sandra well-protected while getting money from the ATM Afterwards: The homeless are having lunch out of their supermarket trolley
Addo Elephant National Park
Beautiful decorated room in the Addo NP lodge Our lodge buildings were right at the edge of the fence to the wildlife area
6 o'clock in the morning: tired and cold start of a group safari tour Muddy baby elephant
Kudu Three in a row
A warthog in its characteristic, peculiar feeding position Fascinated Wikinger safari team members (now in our own bus)
Elephants in all sizes, even XS Another one of the 'Big 5'
The king himself
München - Impressionen  
Nepal 2003
Baltikum 2006 Namibia 2009 South Africa 2009 I South Africa 2009 II Peru 2010 I
Peru 2010 II
Mexico 2013
Guatemala 2013