Category Archives: South Africa – Cape Town

The sail south from Simon’s Town, around the Cape of Good Hope then north to the Royal Cape Yacht Club (RCYC) in Cape Town was around 55nm. Magnificent coastline views of Table Mountain and the cape (see banner above). With … Continue reading

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Signs of the times

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From the game parks in Kwa-Zulu Natal to the fancy western cape towns of Stellenbosch, Simon’s Town and Cape Town were many interesting and humorous signs and quotes. Here’s just a few – click on each to read more…

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Yachties are granted a three month visa on arrival into South Africa. As we spent so long in Richard’s Bay getting things repaired, our stay in South Africa’s oldest and scenic town was limited to only a couple of weeks. But it was … Continue reading

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There is a mistaken belief by landlubbers that sailing on the ocean is scary. This may be true. But what really puts the wind up me is coastal sailing near rocks (hull + rocks = sinking).  To raise my anxiety all it … Continue reading

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Friends who sailed into Knysna some months ago said that we just had to stop here to experience this pleasant estuary town. Easier said than done though. Sailors must have calm conditions to pass through “The Heads” into the Knysna … Continue reading

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