SB Travel Spotlight: South Africa

SB designer Rachel Warburton spent her holidays travelling all around South Africa. Here are a few pictures from her time there! Click on photos to enlarge.

Pletteneberg Bay

We started in Plettenberg Bay, a small beach town in the Western Cape.

 

 

View of Robberg Beach in Plettenberg Bay

View of Robberg Beach in Plettenberg Bay

 

 

From Plett we drove 4 hours northeast to Sanbona Wildlife Reserve . Here we got to safari for two days!

 

 

The entrance and views of Sanbona, the nature reserve where we went on Safari.

 

 

The entrance of Sanbona, the nature reserve where we went on Safari.

 

 

Here I am walking to spot a cheetah! My photos of the cheetah aren’t great but she was very happy and relaxed and had a very full belly.

 

 

Rhinos having their Christmas breakfast

 

 

Here were some gentle elephants sniffing out our Jeep.

 

 

Elephant tushes

 

 

Zebras. These were my favorite to spot, they were so peaceful and regal.

 

 

The dominant male lion.

 

 

From Sanbona we drove another 4 hours to Cape Town. Our first stop was Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela and many other political prisoners were held during the Apartheid.

 

 

Entrance to the prison

 

 

Our tour guide at Robben Island walking through the “recreational courtyard”. He was an ex-political prisoner and had spent 7 years at Robben Island.

 

 

Nelson Mandela’s prison cell, where we spent 18 of his 27 years imprisoned. The mats in the corner were his bed.

 

 

The next day we went to Kirstenbosch Botanic Garden in Cape Town- a must-see and landscape designer’s dream!

 

 

Kirstenbosch Botanic Garden in Cape Town – a must-see!

 

 

 

Last stop was to visit Table Mountain. This is the rotating cable car we took up to the top. You can also hike but it was really hot (it’s summer there)

 

 

View from the top of Table Mountain.

 

 

 

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