I will be on a little break again and enjoy some free time in France.
Meanwhile I want to share with you some amazing places in the world, which might be worth a visit 😉
Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali
The Berkeley, London
Did I now awake your FERNWEH?
What would be South Africa without a safari? Right, not just really South Africa. So we decided that we want to do at least a bit of safari (no we were not able to go to Krugers National Park) and it could not have been a better decision than doing it at Fairy Glen Reserve. Of course you cannot compare a private reserve with Krugers National Park, but it gives you an idea of what a National Park looks like and the animals are still running around freely. It was really beautiful to see the zebras, gnus, rhinos and elephants and we did even see lions, too. A little lepard tortoise also wanted to say hi to us. Fairy Glen is a great spot to do a safari, really friendly people, amazing atmosphere. You can tell that the owners not just want to make money, but also make the people aware that the white and black rhino is nearly extinct and that hunting for ivory or for fun is an absolute no go!
Four hours of Safari, heaps of pictures later we were quite happy that we visited Fairy Glen. Once I am back in Germany I will post some of the pictures I took there.
I am still in Cape Town and sure enjoying the sun. But I am quite shocked by so many people who just don’t pay attention to their skin and who end up with real bad sunburn. Your skin is the biggest organ you have and it never forgets… so treat your skin with the most care you can. Which means, USE always use sunscreen. Especially in Cape Town the sun is so strong, I always use 50 or 30 sunscreen and it is importat to use it every half an hour. I know this sounds difficult, but hey, do you want to look like a crab or in the end get wrinkles? I guess not, so it is soooo important to use sunscreen. Skin cancer rate is increasing and I am sure also because so many people underestimate the sun and what sunburn can cause. Be aware that if you treat your skin now with utmost care it will still look great in the future and it will determine how you look once you are in your 50-60s. For me as model it is even more important to have great skin, but this made me realize also that so many people don’t know what’s good for their skin and what’s not. So keep in mind, if you want to have great skin, there is no secret, use sunscreen and after sun lotion, aloe vera and I personally love Biotherm.
Aloe Vera is a great helper if you got sunburn or as after sun lotion. I also apply a mask for my face more often in summer and after sunbathing. My skin looks great afterwards and is really thankful for the moisture and freshness I am giving it.
So please don’t be that person walking around in red- use sunscreen.
On top of my to do list in Cape Town was to visit the Cheetah Outreach in Sommerset West. I think it is important to learn something about the endangered animals of South Africa, which would be the South African Cheetah. These amazing big cats can run up to 110 km/h fast and are such beauties. I am so sad to hear that they are on the edge of extinction and even more happier that I found out, that Cheetah Outreach is working on a programme to help the Cheetah. Cheetahs are amazing runners, really smart and they need our help and our awareness. So if you are in Cape Town, you should come and visit the Cheetah Outreach in Summerset West and meet these beautiful animals.
I had a lot of fun and it was a great experience to have that encounter with two of their Cheetahs, I will never forget it.
Have a look at: www.cheeta.co.za
Today we went to Simmons Town to see the South African Penguin and it was such a great experience.
First of all the way to Simmons Town is through Muizenberg, which beach is quite popular for its colored beach houses. I really love these houses and I definitely will take some pictures there in the next week.
Simmons Town itself is a cute little town. The penguins are at Boulders Beach, just a beach as you imagine on a postcard. Cleary, blue water with perfectly shaped rocks and of course heaps of penguins. I really like penguins because the are so cheeky and they keep a stone for their partner, such a cuuuuute idea. We saw so many of them swimming and walking around and bathing in the sun or having fun at the water.
It was really worth the trip, but have a look yourself.
Today we arrived in sunny and beautiful Cape Town.
I am a bit tired from the long flight and the trip, but I wanted to show you some pictures from our view and the beach where we are staying.
Doesn’t this look like paradise here?
Tomorrow we will start exploring the city and check out the surf spots here.
Let’s see where this goes…
Got all my bags packed and I already left for sunny Cape Town – exciting!!!
I will be there for three weeks, for work and holiday and keep you posted and write some on my blog about the impressions there.
It is the first time in Cape Town for me so I am really curious what to expect and happy to meet some familiar faces over there.
I am also really looking forward to shoot this amazing gowns of Fatima Halwani there (we will have some more great collaborations coming up this summer, she is definitely a designer to watch!).
Keep an eye open for news.
Please also show Fatima some love: