Delve the South Africa

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30th Jan 2018
Photo of Delve the South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel
Day 1

We (Family) were planning for trip 5 years before but We both (Me and my brother) are Doctor so we could not manage get holidays..but finally we got opportunity.... So ,On 30 January 2018, we  depart from Ahmedabad airport to Mumbai airport.....then Mumbai airport to Johannesburg..by ethiopian airline.

Johannesburg international airport

Photo of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Johannesburg international airport

Photo of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Dr. Gunjan Patel
Day 2

On 31 January at Johannesburg, we stayed at Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport Hotel and had a dinner at The Classic INDIA restaurant.... On 1 February we depart for Cape Town  by Kulala Airline....

Holiday inn

Photo of Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport, Bardene, Johannesburg, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Holiday inn

Photo of Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport, Bardene, Johannesburg, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Holiday inn

Photo of Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport, Bardene, Johannesburg, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Holiday inn

Photo of Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport, Bardene, Johannesburg, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel
Day 3

At Cape Town, on 1 February we checked in at President Hotel.. the amazing thing about the hotel is," Officially opened by Nelson Mandela" and Just a 1-2 min walking distance there is Atlantic Ocean...so the evening atmosphere is relaxing and blissful.. People call it "Mother City" , such type of atmosphere is called "Mother's Nature"...

Evening Atmosphere

Photo of President Hotel, Alexander Road, Bantry Bay, Cape Town, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Mother's Nature

Photo of President Hotel, Alexander Road, Bantry Bay, Cape Town, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

President Hotel

Photo of President Hotel, Alexander Road, Bantry Bay, Cape Town, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel
Day 4

On 2 February , we visited THE TABLE MOUNTAIN  " one of the seven wonders of Nature."

Table mountain

Photo of Table Mountain (Nature Reserve), Cape Town, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Table mountain

Photo of Table Mountain (Nature Reserve), Cape Town, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Table mountain

Photo of Table Mountain (Nature Reserve), Cape Town, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Table mountain

Photo of Table Mountain (Nature Reserve), Cape Town, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Table mountain

Photo of Table Mountain (Nature Reserve), Cape Town, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

After the lunch we had, a city tour..

City tour

Photo of Delve the South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

City tour

Photo of Delve the South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

City tour

Photo of Delve the South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

City tour

Photo of Delve the South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

City tour

Photo of Delve the South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

City tour

Photo of Delve the South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

City tour

Photo of Delve the South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel
Day 5

Day for a Hout Bay,, There is House of Jacques Kallis🏏 ...we took a boat and visited the Seal island...

Hout Bay

Photo of Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Hout Bay

Photo of Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Hout Bay

Photo of Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Seal island

Photo of Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel
Photo of Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

we had some street shopping over there..

Day 6

On 4 February , we visited the Cape of Good Hope..(Place Where "Vasco da Gama" came for exploring the India🇮🇳 and assumed that it is the India but then unfortunately he knew that he was wrong.. And Named "Cape Of Good Hope🇿🇦"...)

Cape of Good Hope

Photo of Cape of Good Hope, Cape Peninsula, Cape Town, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

The we visited the Cape Point...

Indian Flag at Cape point

Photo of Cape Point, Cape Peninsula, Cape Town, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Cape Point

Photo of Cape Point, Cape Peninsula, Cape Town, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

At there we explored ,, penguins..

Boulders Beach

Photo of Boulders Beach, Kleintuin Road, Simon's Town, Cape Town, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

We had a lunch..and We were just wondering at beach.,and we heard ,"Hey Are you from INDIA !!! , Would you like to play cricket with us ???""
And being an INDIAN we never deny for Cricket 😂

Fish hoek

Photo of Fish Hoek, Cape Town, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Cricket

Photo of Fish Hoek, Cape Town, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel
Day 7

We spend the morning for shopping at Canal walk mall....

Canal walk

Photo of Canal Walk, Century Boulevard, Milnerton, Cape Town, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

in the afternoon we left the Cape Town .....
Our next destination is "George" through the Garden Route..... but on the way at the Mossel Bay we have to do a special thing from bucket list..  "" SKYDIVING 🤩🤩""

Skydive

Photo of Skydive Mossel Bay, Mossel Bay, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Skydive

Photo of Skydive Mossel Bay, Mossel Bay, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Skydive

Photo of Skydive Mossel Bay, Mossel Bay, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Skydive

Photo of Skydive Mossel Bay, Mossel Bay, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

We reached there in the evening.. George is the Green city of South Africa..

George

Photo of Protea Hotel by Marriott George King George, King George Drive, King George Park, George, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Protea Hotel

Photo of Protea Hotel by Marriott George King George, King George Drive, King George Park, George, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Protea Hotel

Photo of Protea Hotel by Marriott George King George, King George Drive, King George Park, George, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

George

Photo of Protea Hotel by Marriott George King George, King George Drive, King George Park, George, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel
Day 8

On the next day we were heading toward "TSITSIKAMMA NATIONAL PARK"......
There is amazing 5 km wooden track passes through jungle, mountain, indian ocean..... personally it gives me essence of living...

And in the evening we came back to the hotel... and had a dinner..

Ratnākara | रत्नाकर | ( The mine of gems.) Word for an Indian Ocean in ancient literature..

Photo of Tsitsikamma National Park MPA, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

With Mommy , she visited more than 20 country.. and many more to come..

Photo of Tsitsikamma National Park MPA, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Wooden Track

Photo of Tsitsikamma National Park MPA, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

where I lost my mind and found my essence of living...

Photo of Tsitsikamma National Park MPA, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Wooden track

Photo of Tsitsikamma National Park MPA, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel
Day 9

We had a breakfast very early... And left the hotel at around 7:30 am ... We reached "CANGO CAVES".. it's inspirational place for archeologist... Which reflects the African culture.....

Cango caves

Photo of Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Cango caves

Photo of Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Cango caves

Photo of Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

After having amazing cultural experiences at CANGO CAVES , we left for farm full of ostrich 🤩..
Cool fact:-  there is only white ostrich in Africa they call it  " Lady Gaga "😅

Lady Gaga

Photo of Safari Ostrich Farm, R328, Oudtshoorn, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

It can feed 15 people..

Photo of Safari Ostrich Farm, R328, Oudtshoorn, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

She is smiling too...

Photo of Safari Ostrich Farm, R328, Oudtshoorn, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel
Photo of Safari Ostrich Farm, R328, Oudtshoorn, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Lady Gaga

Photo of Safari Ostrich Farm, R328, Oudtshoorn, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Ranger..

Photo of Safari Ostrich Farm, R328, Oudtshoorn, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel
Day 10

We reached there in evening and  stayed at this resort which is placed in the middle of the Jungle... it reflects the African culture.... We were strictly told not to wonder out side the resort..

After overnight at Bakubung at 5 am we were going into the Jungle in Ranger's car for Safari... Its most blissful experience in my life...(we were experiencing the beautiful Ecosystem..)
🔻List of animals  we saw..
   Wild beasts, zebras, elephants, Rhino, lion, leopard..

Wild beasts

Photo of Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Giraffe

Photo of Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Zebras

Photo of Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Elephants

Photo of Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Overnight at Protea Hotel, next day we departed from George to Johannesburg Airport by Kulala Airline.....

From Johannesburg we visited the Lions Park and had a walk with Lions 🦁 ... (When the Ranger told us go ahead and get some clicks.. Being Military trained, Papa is the only one who stepped forward for it... then after we got a courage and  stepped forward.....)

Lions

Photo of Lion & Safari Park, Pelindaba Road, Hartbeespoort, Broederstroom, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel
Photo of Lion & Safari Park, Pelindaba Road, Hartbeespoort, Broederstroom, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Lion Cub

Photo of Lion & Safari Park, Pelindaba Road, Hartbeespoort, Broederstroom, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel
Day 11

Last 2 days we stayed at Sun city .. which is a city made up of 4 resorts ... Its las Vegas for South African people... We stayed at Cabana resort...

Casino

Photo of Sun City - Pilanesberg National Park, Ledig, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Water park

Photo of Sun City - Pilanesberg National Park, Ledig, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

Bus service free of charge in the Sun city

Photo of Sun City - Pilanesberg National Park, Ledig, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel

At rest area

Photo of Sun City - Pilanesberg National Park, Ledig, South Africa by Dr. Gunjan Patel
Day 13

We departed from Johannesburg to Mumbai... By Ethiopian airline....

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