FlySAA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 7633 times:
Did DUR-CPT-DUR in April 2005, so this is quite an old report, but nevertheless thought I'll just post my pics here for your enjoyment. Unfortunately this is not a very detailed, comprehensive report, but I hope you enjoy the pics!
Did DUR-CPT on a B738, left DUR 6:30 AM on a Monday morning and arrived in CPT 2 hours later. Returned to DUR late morning that Friday on one of SAA's brand new A319's. Both flights were very enjoyable, including my short holiday in Cape Town.
On our way to CPT, shortly after take-off from DUR
Getting close to CPT
A rainy and misty day: Du Toit's Kloof Pass
Just outside Franschhoek
Hermanus, the whale capital of the world!
Venice? No, actually this is the Canal Walk Shopping Complex!
The canal next to Canal Walk
Chapman's Peak Drive
African crafts, Hout Bay
The mountains of Hout Bay
CPT International - My flight back home on a brand new A319
Overflying the Hex River Valley, many of South Africa's finest wines come from here
Cgnnrw From Germany, joined May 2005, 1206 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 17 hours ago) and read 6476 times:
Although your report is a bit old I just came across it today. I flew JNB-CPT last year on a SAA738 and was very impressed. Everything about the flight was very good...the crews, the food and the aircraft. I really enjoyed my time in SA and would definitely give SAA a try on their long-haul routes. Great pics as well.
Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3830 posts, RR: 26
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5993 times:
Nice pics! Some familiar looking shots there. Have just got back from going to South Africa myself so some of the memories are pretty fresh. Did a lot of the things in your pictures. Went to Franschhoek which I thought was one of the most beautiful places I've been to, in fact your photo from there looks like it was taken in the car park of Haute Cabriere up on the hillside. We also visited Hermanus and took a drive on Chapman's Peak Drive.
I have to say it seems as though your passage through Cape Town Airport was far less eventful than mine! See my trip report for more details!
Quoting Semsem (Reply 2): If I am correct one should drive from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town.
We drove most of the N2 from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay and found a lot of the middle section from Caledon to Mosselbaai to be quite dull. Well it isn't dull, it is spectacularly barren. The rest though is beautiful!
A few of the driving highlights on the N2 included the Sir Lowry's Pass coming over towards Cape Town...wow. Unbelievable! Also the Houw Hoek Pass also not far from Cape Town and the sweeping bends of the N2 from Mosselbaai through to George and the Storms River Pass (sp?) are quite different to my usual interstate jaunts.
South Africa is such a beautiful country though, so picturesque.
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