Entry Date: 31.01.2024, at 10:00:00 hrs (local)

Cape Town - Walvis Bay

Good Bye South Africa


PRID: 12914
LegID: 352
LegNo: 97
Latitude: S033°49.00'
Longitude: E018°24.82'
Day#: 1464
Log (Day): 5 nm
Log (Leg): 5 nm
Log (Total): 74860 nm
Days sailing: 1
Covered distance: 5 nautical miles
Distance to destination: 474 nautical miles
Weather: 10kn NE wind, not much waves, sunny with clouds, 24 degree Celsius
Mood of the crew: eagerly

South Africa is an incredibly interesting country. Here, fantastic landscapes combine with a unique fauna and incredibly friendly people. There is an endless amount to discover in this country. At the same time, it is a land of contradictions and has one of the highest crime rates in the world. During our three-month visit to this melting pot of cultures in southern Africa, we were occasionally frustrated, mainly due to the unusually high crime levels for us, but much more often, we were absolutely fascinated by the unique beauty of the country. South Africa is definitely worth a visit.

Now, we have just under 500 nautical miles ahead of us to Lüderitz in Namibia, our next destination, and behind us, the Table Mountain and Lion´s Head slowly fade into the mist.