Ballito Morning

In April of 2022 we took a trip to Ballito on KwaZulu Natal’s Dolphin Coast. Our timing was terrible. We arrived for the aftermath of massive storms and floods, resulting in messy beaches, water supply problems and the like. Fortunately we had a top floor apartment at Ballito Manor, with a great view of the…

Breaking Wave in the Sunrise

A breaking wave in the sunrise light, with spray in the air. Great morning view at Umdloti in kwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Sunrise over the Indian Ocean

The sun rising from the seat at Umdloti on the Kwa Zulu – Natal Coast in South Africa. Ships are silhouetted and hidden in the morning mist.

Durban Skyline from the Ski-Boat Club

Durban skyline from the ski-boat club near the harbour entrance, under a dramatic sky. It was a grey day but a bit of help from Snapseed improved the view 😊   We spent a bit of time on the beach here after our visit to the harbour mouth, when we saw the ship come in….

Valley of a Thousand Hills

The Valley of a Thousand Hills seen from Botha’s Hill on the Comrades marathon route between Durban and Pietermaritzburg in kwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Durban Harbour Day Out

Durban Harbour – second biggest sea port in Africa and biggest in sub-saharan Africa. It’s a busy port, it’s also a good place for a tourist day out.

Burgundy Restaurant Hermanus

Breakfast under a tree in Hermanus with a view of the bay. A memory from a 2010 visit, repeated with friends in 2017.

Bientang’s Cave Hermanus

I had heard about Bientang’s Cave Restaurant in Hermanus in South Africa’s Western Cape. I finally had the chance to eat there. Read about it here.

Watching Whales in Hermanus in 2010

The other day I saw a post about whale watching from beatravelling: Onshore Whale Watching. It reminded me of an unplanned visit to Hermanus, near Cape Town a few years ago. By pure coincidence I arrived on the weekend of the whale festival. The festival is normally held towards the end of season when whales…