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Ten things I love about Cape Town

August 30th, 2016|South-Africa|

I just spent 12 days in Cape Town for the #cocreateSA project of the Dutch Consulate. It was the fourth time I visited this amazing city: time to share the 10 things I love most about Cape Town.   1. The setting This amazing city has it all. It is close to the mountains and the [...]

A long walk to freedom

August 27th, 2016|South-Africa|

Food for thought in Robben Island prison, Cape Town, South Africa. The first two times I visited South Africa, I did not go to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was kept as a political prisoner for 18 years. I had read his book ‘Long walk to freedom’ two times and was immensely impressed with his [...]

Big five, small five, shy five

April 28th, 2015|Africa, Botswana, Namibia, South-Africa|

Afrika staat bekend om zijn "big five": de vijf grote wilde dieren die je gezien MOET hebben op safari: de leeuw, buffel, olifant, neushoorn en het luipaard. Op reis door Namibië viel het me echter op dat de woestijn zo leeg lijkt en dat en er qua wildlife nauwelijks bezienswaardigheden zijn. Totdat een lokale gids [...]