My favorite shot from Cape Town when I visited last month. It was in fact my only shot from Cape Town when I visited last month. iPhone was stolen. Should have backed up my photos in this mythical "cloud" thing. But I didn't. Should have stopped at two bottles of wine that afternoon. But I didn't. I lost track, but more than two. God bless the South Africans for their generous pours. The wine in Stellenbosch was that damn good, the friends I was wine tasting with (read: wine guzzling) were that festive, and the scenery was far beyond picturesque. One of the most beautiful places I have ever seen, in fact. I should have stayed in later that night after the wine marathon. But I didn't. Shouldn't have worn my sweet burgundy corduroy pants. But I did. Shouldn't have put my phone in my back pocket, but I did. So given this perfect storm of events and poor decisions, it's hard to say whether my phone was stolen by a bad person, or did I just present myself as an easy target to an opportunist merely seizing the day? Guess I have to return to South Africa soon to make up for all that lost photography. I could think of worse alternatives #capetown#southafrica#lionshead#campsbay#stellenbosch#franschoek#constancia#sunset#colorful#beauty#wine#red#travel#iphone#yolo#tia
Cape Townians, Have you noticed that we've been showcasing all the top restaurants, bars & cafés in your city? Soon you will be able to browse these spots, get a table and feast immediately - all via our app.
This is the great view that awaits you from the top of Table Mountain after arriving by aerial cableway. There you have majestic vistas of Cape Town, Lion’s Head (tall peak to the left), Signal Hill and Robben Island (faintly visible) out in the bay - that's where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years as a political prisoner! --------- A ride to the top of Table Mountain is definitely a Cape Town must do! 😊
A few pieces I finished today. Made some masculine bracelets with Trojan, lions head and fox. These represent strength. Add on some essential oils and your ready to take on the world. #aromatherapyjewelry
The colours and the creatures.
Giraffes are the tallest mammal in the world.
Their long legs and necks help them to eat leaves at the top of tall trees that other animals cannot reach. They have long tongues, and no teeth at the front of their top jaw, which helps them to rip leaves from branches.
Up until recently, it was thought that there was one extant species of giraffe, Giraffa Camelopardalis. However, recent research by scientists has shown that there are four species: Northern giraffe (Giraffa Camelopardalis), Southern giraffe (Giraffa giraffe), Masai giraffe (Giraffa tippelskirchi), and reticulated giraffe (Giraffa reticulate). Giraffes are between 4.8 and 6 m tall.
The reason for the long neck is debated amongst scientists, but it is useful for reaching food at the top of tall trees. The added height is good for spotting approaching predators, and males use their long necks to compete with other males, a fight known as necking. Male giraffes swing their long necks and repeatedly head butt the others body. Males with longer and stronger necks tend to win these fights, and often get the female. It is thought therefore, that longer necks may also help when attracting females.
Giraffes are browsers, so use their long neck to feed on the leaves, shoots, and fruits of tall bushes and trees. They feed on a variety of plants and diet varies depending on location and season, but acacia leaves and shoots are most common.
Giraffes have 32 teeth, the same number as humans. However, their mouths look very different to ours. Teeth are located at the front of the bottom jaw, but only at the back of the top jaw. Instead of teeth they have a lump of tissue known as a hard plate, or dental pad, at the top of their mouths, which helps them to grip the leaves.
Join us in wonder at these beautiful creatures on our ultra luxury safari and yoga retreats in South Africa.
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Hello 🌎. It feels like forever ago that I last posted...but it's been great to switch off and focus on the present. Here's throwback to a stunning view I enjoyed over the weekend. ✌🏻