South Africa

Between 2006 and 2008, the Walleighs visited the Republic of South Africa multiple times. While they lived in Swaziland, Rick and Wendy visited Kruger Game Reserve once on their own and again with their son. They visited Cape Town, as beautiful a city as San Francisco; the Winelands–equivalent to Napa-Sonoma Wine Country; and South Africa’s coastal “Garden Route” between Cape Town and Durban.

South Africa: Winelands

South Africa: Winelands

The landscape of the Winelands, less than two hours’ drive north of Cape Town, is spectacular—even more dramatic than Napa or Sonoma Valleys.  The wines are quite good too, though their top end is not as good as the top in California Wine Country.  However, some...

South Africa: Kruger Game Park

South Africa: Kruger Game Park

South Africa Wildlife Service operates all the guided safaris (just 1 driver, no extra scout) within the 7,500 square mile park in northeastern South Africa.  They also oversee self-driving tourists and the many lodges—both all-meals-inclusive and “self-catering”...

South Africa: Cape Town Unlike Any Other African City

South Africa: Cape Town Unlike Any Other African City

Cape Town is one of Rick and Wendy’s favorite cities, which they visited on their own, with son Adrian, friend Carolyn, and to see their niece and then-fiancé who worked for nonprofit organizations there for a couple of years. The city’s characteristics are parallel...

South Africa: The Europe of Africa

South Africa: The Europe of Africa

In 2006 while they lived in Swazilandand, the Walleighs visited the Republic of South Africa multiple times and again in 2008 for pleasure. Rick and Wendy visited Kruger Game Reserve on their own and with their son Adrian who came for a visit.  With him, later with a...

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