Places

Door in sand
Africa, Namibia, Places

Kolmanskop

Kolmanskop is a ghost town in the Namib desert only 10 kilometres away from the port town of Lüderitz. It is named after a transport driver named Johnny Coleman who abandoned his ox wagon during a sandstorm near the village. Once the richest town in Namibia it is nowadays a […]

Swartberg Pass
Africa, Places, South Africa

Swartberg Pass

The Swartberg Pass runs through the Swartberg Mountain Range and was built between 1881 and 1888 by Thomas Bain with the help of 250 convict labourers. He managed to keep the gradient lower than 1:8 throughout the pass. Due to the fact that it is a national monument it is for […]

Mossel Bay
Africa, Places, South Africa

On the way to Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay is known as the place at which the first Europeans landed on South Africa soil. One will unterstand the origin of its name (the bay of mussels) by looking through the pictures because some sections of the beach are covered all over with mussles.  

Seagull
Africa, Places, South Africa

Around Cape Point

Cape Point is a headland at the southeast corner of the Cape Peninsula where the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean pretend to meet. In fact the meeting point of the two oceans fluctuates along the southern and southwestern Cape coast. Cape Point is home to a lighthouse and is […]

Capetown by night
Africa, Places, South Africa

Capetown

Cape Town is a coastal city in South Africa. It is home to 3.740.000 people and the National Parliament. Furthermore it is the legislative capital of the country. Cape Town was founded as a way station for Dutch ships traveling to Indonesia in 1652. Cape Town is known for its […]