Day 1 - Labor Day
Day 2 - Frankfurt
Day 3 - Cape Town
Day 4 - Namibia
Day 5 - Road trip
Day 6 - Namib Desert
Day 7 - Back to CPT
Day 8 - Cape Town
Day 9 - Cape of Good Hope
Day 10 - Groot Constantia
Day 11 - Return
South Africa and Namibia: September 2018
Africa, especially sub-Saharan Africa, is a long haul. Two ~11 hour flights to get to South Africa is best described as painful. But when you unexpectedly get asked to go by one of your photography buddies, you realize you actually do have the time off, and airfare ends up being half the cost you expected, plus the South African Rand is unusually cheap...
The actual purpose of the trip was to go to Namibia, to see the vast red and orange dunes of the Namib Desert. Turns out it's cheaper to go via South Africa, so might as well throw in a few extra days to see Cape Town as well!
Day 1 - Turns out Labor Day afternoon is a great day to fly.
Day 2 - Enjoying a nice long layover in Frankfurt on the way to Cape Town.
Day 3 - 30+ hours in transit later, it's finally time to start exploring South Africa.
Day 4 - Quick flight from South Africa to Namibia, plus wandering Windhoek.
Day 5 - Road trip from Windhoek to the outskirts of the Namib Desert.
Day 6 - Exploring the sand dunes of the Namib Desert.
Day 7 - Return to Windhoek and then back to Cape Town.
Day 8 - Robben Island, V&A Waterfront, Zeitz Museum, and Table Mountain.
Day 9 - Heading south to the Cape of Good Hope via Camps Bay, Hout Bay, and Boulders Beach.
Day 10 - Wine tasting before the return flight to Germany.
Day 11 - Sightseeing in Frankfurt, then two more flights home.