Category Archives: Cape Town

Do animals go to heaven?


We are animal mad, and I have a dream of retiring near the sea, with a river flowing close by, next to a hill, with some majestic mountains in the distance, with at least 20 dogs, 20 cats, a milking … 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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The Greyhound to Cape Town


I was born and raised in Worcester, in the Western Cape of South Africa.  But I spent most school holidays in Namaqualand – my ancestral grounds, where once upon a time my grandfather farmed at the foot of Spektakelberg pass, … Continue reading

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Paternoster – Paradise!


O my goodness, just saw the most exquisite photo of fishing boats on the beach at Paternoster, and was immediately inspired to post it! This picturesque fishing town, 15km north-west of Vredenburg, is one of the oldest coastal towns along … Continue reading

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Cape Town – again!!


Those who know me will realise that this post about Cape Town – AGAIN, means that I miss the Mother City like mad.  There is an Afrikaans saying : “wat die hart van vol is sal die mond van oorloop”. Loosely translated: that that of which … Continue reading

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