19 October 2007

glimpses of south africa

i haven't been posting like i hoped i would, but i decided i should at least post a handful of pictures to give you all a glimpse of what i've been experiencing for the past few weeks. i'm having an amazing time, meeting great people and have had the great fortune to cast my eyes on so many beautiful things. i'll let the pictures speak for themselves. enjoy!

Paarl and the Drakenstein Valley

Paarl Rock

kids in Mbekweni township

me and my buddy Thabo

outside Drakenstein Prison, the last place Mandela stayed before he was released after 27 years as a political prisoner

beautiful farm country along the N2, one of the most stunning roadways i've ever had the pleasure to cast eyes upon

Botlierskop Game Reserve

a white rhino

a hungry lion

giraffes gracefully running away from the sound of the helicopter hovering overhead

the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and clouds obscuring Table Mountain in the top right

a different view and Table Mountain on a clearer day

Wine Country and Wine Tasting
tokara vineyards, stellenbosch

hazendal winery, est. 1699

tasting at boschendal winery

jackass penguins at simon's town, named for the donkey sound they make

Tidepool Exploring and Whale Watching, Hermanus

exploring with water

the star shell was crawling...

a southern right whale breaching...amazing!