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The colorful beach houses of Muizenberg

This blogpost is about a photogenic and touristic icon of South Africa: The colorful beach houses of Muizenberg. MORE

Bo-Kaap - Capetown's colourful heritage

Street scene in Bo-Kaap, Capetown, South Africa

A blogpost about the colourful district of Bo-Kaap in Capetown. This neighbourhood is not only rich in colour, but in Cape Malay history as well. MORE

Fort Governors Estate is an antelope heaven

This blogpost covers my four weeks on Fort Governors Estate at the South African Eastern Cape during my sabbatical. Expect lots of antelopes and vast landscapes. MORE

Rooi-Els is an underrated nature gem

Fertilia coast during sunrise

This blogpost is about the coastal town of Rooi-ElsMORE

Capetown's iconic Table Mountain

A blogpost about Capetown's most iconic natural feature - the Table Mountain. You get information on the famous Table Mountain cloth, its fauna and flora and good hikes on top. MORE

Capetown's best hike: Lion's Head

A blogpost about Capetown's best hike: Lion's Head. It is the best place in town to see the city bowl, Table Mountain, 12 Apostels, the Atlantic, Signal Hill and the harbour from just one spot. MORE

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South Africa blogposts

My Top Ten beaches

Beaches and seascapes are high on everybody's list. After a first version of my Top Ten beaches a couple of years ago I took the opportunity to update this blogpost after my sabbatical. Be prepared for beach beauty from Australia, Fiji, Iceland, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA.

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Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain

When speaking about South Africa and Cape Town there is one natural feature that everybody knows of: Table Mountain. It is the integral part of the mother city's backdrop and a stunning geological formation. In 2011 is was voted one of the New7Wonders of Nature.

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Cape Town's best hike: Lion's Head

Cape Town is one of my favorite cities in the world. One of the reasons is its natural beauty with stunning geological formations like Table Mountain and Lion's Head. This blogpost is about Cape Town's best hike: The Lion's Head.

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Bo-Kaap - Cape Town's colourful Cape Malay heritage

Street scene in Bo-Kaap, Capetown
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The colourful beach houses of Muizenberg

Colourful beach houses of Muizenberg, South Africa, through a fence
Most visitors of South Africa know of the famous Muizenberg beach houses
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Rooi-Els is an underrated nature gem in the Kogelberg Nature Reserve

Rooi-Els seascape looking at Pringle Bay, South Africa
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Fort Governors Estate at the Eastern Cape is an antelope heaven

Herd of Impala at Fort Governors Estate, Eastern Cape, South Africa
A herd of Impala at Fort Governors Estate
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Epic light

Sometimes I see a picture and get an idea for a new blogpost. This one was kicked off by the Addo Elephant Park. I flipped through my Lightroom gallery and looked for some "epic light" shots. Hope you like this little collection and let me know if anything looks familiar to you.

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My best guided tours

Jens Assmann on Uluru, Australia; Ayers Rock

Climbing Ayers Rock, Australia, August 2001

You can easily see that these pictures at the start of my list are the oldest. They are film and diapositives from 2001 in Australia. We spent six weeks down under in Australia and New Zealand with a field trip from university and kicked it off with the red centre before joining the group. We climbed Ayers Rock (or "Uluru" as the Aborigines call it) on an early and very windy morning. Afterwards the sun came out and we circled the famous Australian inselberg. A stunning place to stand on top off and the first example for my best guided tours.

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My Top Ten Night Photography

Long exposure of Nyhavn in Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark

I started my photography year of 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark in January. After a day full of work I found some time to spent in Nyhavn, the old harbour of Copenhagen. I did some long exposure and it was very, very cold. Quite liked the result of the smooth water in Nyhavn in this pic. Find our more about my "At night" work. If you are interested in some more Copenhagen images click here.

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De Hoop Nature Reserve

De Hoop is a special place

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Meerkats in Oudtshoorn

I found a leaflet of Meerkat Adventures during our stay in Oudtshoorn, South Africa. And off we were on the next and very early morning for a sunrise with the meerkat family. It was one of the best tours on animals I did in my whole life! You sit only 5 m away from their barrow and enjoy their morning routine (which is basically getting their belly warmed up by the sun before going off foraging for the rest of the day). After the morning routine you would not be able to find them during the day anymore due to the high bushes. There is no spot in the world to get a similar experience that close without disturbing them. Find out more about my South Africa trip via this link.

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