Capetonians live under a rock – it’s called Table Mountain. Few cities are identified as strongly with a single landmark. But there is more to the flat-topped mountain than just its good looks. From its botanical diversity to its geological formations and its place in heaven – Table Mountain truly holds a world of wonder.
I had my doubts when I climbed into the small aircraft. I was thinking about the fact that I would be flying with a bunch of totally strange but lovely people I hardly knew. As we launched over one of the most remote places in Africa, it felt like the beginning of a book.I was hoping it would be the story of a children’s book with a happy ending. Read the rest of this entry »
You might know this friendly funny looking animal from TV and Movies. They look cute and lively with their chubby body, the little ears and this big round nose. Hippos have been very popular cartoon characters. The Disney Film Fantasia for example featured a ballerina hippopotamus dancing to the opera. But Appearances are deceiving! Here are 15 facts about hippos that might scare you. Read the rest of this entry »
Accept this challenge in this very tropical exotic environment surrounded by beautiful fauna and flora and discover a total new defiance. Imagine running a marathon around the world’s largest sheet of falling water. On 28 August 2011 the third official Victoria Falls Marathon will take place in Zimbabwe.
It is well known that Livingstone was the first European to lay eyes on the mighty Victoria Falls. But did you know that he actually wanted to go to China and was the first missionary to learn an indigenous language. Find more fascinating facts about the famous explorer.