“I was thinking…”
When I utter these words, my husband looks at me in terror, aware that the thought I will formulate will almost certainly concern planes, coincidences and … travels.
He loves traveling too, but sometimes my exploits worry him a little!
It was a super cheap flight operated by Air France unearthed in January, to convince him: South Africa in September say it is wonderful.
We started from Milan full of expectations and our goal was so kind as not to disappoint even one. Earth, air, water and fire characterize this country of many facets and I decided to talk about the places we visited starting from here, from the four elements.
Cape Town and the Western Cape
It is the immense expanse of the ocean that characterizes the area of Cape Town and the Western Cape: a hidden gem, is the West Coa
st National Park , north of Cape Town. The Postberg Flower Reserve (open only between August and September) offers the spectacle of the desert bloom, truly enchanting … even on a rainy day, even with the sky dark and threatening.
A bright sun and a strong wind have instead welcomed us to the Cape of Good Hope which is not the southernmost point of the African continent, unlike what is believed. However, remains a place with a special charm, the sea is an intense blue and the waves crash on the rocks swept by the wind, enchanting the viewer.
The penguins’ sympathy in Boulder’s Beach , the breathtaking views from the Chapman’s Peak road (on the right side, please!), The Winelands vineyards, are just some of the wonderful memories we took home.
Kruger National Park
An internal flight took us to Johannesburg where we rented a car and reached Kruger National Park in about five hours (there are closer airports but the cost of the ticket is considerably higher).
It is difficult to transform into words the emotions that a safari gives you: the sun that sets the bush on fire at sunset, an elephant that looks at you curiously moving the trunk to smell you; so close you can touch it (do not do it!), a bunch of lions resting in the middle of the road, a lone leopard that you can admire for a few seconds, before disappearing so quickly you leave with the doubt you only imagined it, the coffee drunk at dawn in the middle of the bush, the posting on the river bank to observe the hippos … every image that comes back to mind is covered with earth, red like fire, the predominant color of the Park.