Friday, February 18, 2011

Wanderlust: South Africa Edition

When I was thirteen I went to South Africa for two weeks with my mother, and I loved it.  But that's not really what South Africa is about for me.  Have you seen Blood Diamond?  There is a scene in which Leonardo diCaprio's character visits a man in Stellenbosch who picks up the dirt in the vineyard and presses it into diCaprio's hand and says "the red dirt of Africa."  I don't know, it meant something to me, at least... lessee, where would you like to go?

You could go to Stellenbosch, wine country....

With the red dirt of Africa....

You could go to Cape Town...

And maybe even stay on the water!

Or you could go to Durban, where my mother and I stayed.  We visited hospitals and every day drove past places like this...

But what about you?  Where would you go?

photo credits from here, here, here, here, and here, respectively.


  1. I'd love to go to South Africa and I'd love to travel around teh country! In the last couple of years I was fortunate enough to visit Nort, East and West Africa, SA would make my Africa experience perfect and complete! :)

  2. So cool! I grew up in Africa; in Botswana, so I've been to Durban, Cape Town and all's such a gorgeous place. Growing up there, I took it for granted, so when I went back a few years ago, I felt like a tourist :)

  3. Gabby - where in North, East, and West Africa did you go?

    Photohogger - That's incredible! I maintain that I did most of (perhaps all of) my growing up while we lived in Rwanda... I've always wanted to go to Cape Town, but we really only left Durban for Pietermaritzburg and Edendale Hospital, where my mum was working with TB