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South African Airways DUR-CPT-DUR (22 Pics)  
User currently offlineFlySAA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6657 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

Gordon's Bay

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

Snow on the mountain peaks!

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User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2381 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6485 times:

WOW great pics...
I mainly look at the reports to look at the pics and ignore the rest. That A319 looks nice. Don't know if I'll ever get down to South Africa though....  Sad

"Drunk drivers run stop signs. Stoners wait for them to turn green."
User currently offlineSemsem From Israel, joined Jul 2005, 1779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6456 times:

The pictures are very interesting; thanks. Would love to visit South Africa one day. If I am correct one should drive from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town.

User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3053 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6428 times:

Nice TR. Looks like South Africa has a lot of nice places to see and explore. Nive views.

User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3783 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6352 times:

Excellent trip report  Smile

South Africa looks very nice, I would love to go there soon  Smile

Did you prefer the 738 or A319 of SAA?

Rob!  wave 

User currently offlineFlySAA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 6152 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 4):
Did you prefer the 738 or A319 of SAA?

Mmmm.....difficult choice. Actually I enjoyed them both! The A319 had nice seats though  Smile

User currently offlineOldman55 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1525 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 6140 times:

Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 1):
WOW great pics...
I mainly look at the reports to look at the pics and ignore the rest.

yeah me too I dont need to know what the trip report writer does from when they get untill they go to bed on day of trip!!Beautiful coastline, remins me a lot of Big Sur Ca.

too bad most of us get too soon old and too late smart
User currently offlineJambo From Tanzania, joined Dec 2004, 249 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 6086 times:

nice report.
Never knew south africa was that beautiful.

I'd love to be there one day.

User currently offlineCgnnrw From Germany, joined May 2005, 1174 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5500 times:

Hi FlySAA,

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.

A330 man.
User currently offline767ER From Australia, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 1092 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 21 hours ago) and read 5438 times:

Fatastic photos.......I went to SA in 2003 and just adored it. Am hoping to go back within the next year and, hopefully, fly SAA. Thank goodness SAA has joined Star!

Aircraft flown:F27,Viscount. EMB120, SAAB340, ATR70, 737-200.737-300,DC8, DC10,747-100,747-200,747-300,747-400, A320, A3
User currently offlineMyk From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 20 hours ago) and read 5433 times:

Great report and very nice pics. Always great to show other airliners.netters how beautifull South Africa is.

I am happy you enjoyed the flight with.....our airline.

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8497 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 15 hours ago) and read 5374 times:
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Quoting FlySAA (Thread starter):
Gordon's Bay

does this look familiar?


That road on a motorcycle is the most incredible I have ever ridden.

After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineFlySAA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 5360 times:

Quoting Andz (Reply 11):
Quoting FlySAA (Thread starter):
Gordon's Bay

does this look familiar?

Nice pic Andz! What a coincidence.....same place, same spot!  

[Edited 2006-02-26 12:17:34]

User currently offlineFlySAA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5149 times:

Here are more pics from my trip to Cape Town. Enjoy!  Smile

User currently offlineAT502B From South Africa, joined Dec 2004, 347 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5057 times:

All these pictures make me home sick  cry 
We were in CPT over new years and I had forgotten how spectacular the Cape Town area is- stunning! I guess I have been gone from Africa too long.

I love the smell of jet fuel in the morning.
User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3723 posts, RR: 27
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5017 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.

My pictures

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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