Category Archives: Africa

Langebaan – my heart’s soft spot


Langebaan is a seaside town, just north of Cape Town, nestled between a hill and a lagoon with water that changes colour from day-to-day.  When the mist rolls in through the mouth of the lagoon, creeping over the hills that … Continue reading

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Sunsets and Sunrises


Like most people I know, I love sunrises and sunsets.  There are even two favourite movies – Before Sunset and Before Sunrise, and if you have not watched them, do yourself the favour.  But that’s besides the point.  Sunrise to … Continue reading

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The fairest Cape has a “Spice Route”


Just like Zanzibar, the exotic island off the coast of East Africa, close to Tanzania to be precise, Cape Town was once the stop-off for fresh produce for ships en route to the East, where Europeans sailed to get spices … Continue reading

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Dreamy destinations – Drakensberg Sun, Cathedral Peak, Giant’s Castle


We had the immense pleasure of spending a week with my two kids in the Drakensberg Region, or affectionately called “The Berg” in South Africa, this past week.  I had a timeshare week, postponed time and time again due to … Continue reading

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The Marquard Hotel – a step back in the history of The Eastern Free-State


We had the absolute pleasure of staying the quint little town of Marquard this past weekend, courtesy the company.   The weekend was so full of surprises, and it goes to show again that little gems are often hidden and … Continue reading

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The Vaal River


Living in the Western Cape most of my life, The Vaal River, or for that matter The Orange River or The Great Zambezi River, were mere lines on a World Atlas, except for the once or twice that I have … Continue reading

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Take a flip through the clouds with me over The Free State to Kwazulu-Natal


I had the privilege to be invited with on a business trip this week, and our mode of transport was a lovely 4 seater aeroplane.  I have been spoilt in my life, having flown various aircraft (or rather been a … Continue reading

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I live on a farm in Africa – no, not like Karen Blixen, nor Kuki Gallman, in Kenya – just me, and all my babies, on a farm in South Africa


I am a city girl – but that’s another story altogether.  If you have followed my blog, you’ll know I am here because I fell in love with a good man. With farm life comes all sorts of adjustments.  We … Continue reading

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Century City and Canal Walk


Canal Walk, Cape Town, is one of the world’s largest shopping centers, and a paradise for locals as well as a must-see for tourists.  The shops range from popular line shops like Stuttafords, Edgars, Foschini, Truworths, Cape Union Mart etc … Continue reading

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UCT – University of Cape Town


My son is studying Computer Science at the University of Cape Town.   As I have never been onto campus other than to fetch him at the information center after an early evening test on occasion, he invited me on an … Continue reading

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