Walking with whales in South Africa; CNN; Egypt Independent
The southern tip of the African continent is home to one of the world’s rarest plant kingdoms, but its equally remarkable for what happens in the waters that surround it. A big clue comes from the name of the extraordinary 56-kilometer hiking that weaves through countryside: the Whale Trail. The five-night, six-day trail takes its name from the hundreds of ocean-going giants that return to the waters off South Africa’s De Hoop Nature Reserve each year. The writer is embarking on the trail on a Cape winter morning, when there is sun playing hide-and-seek with the clouds.