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Take a tour with the Red Top Bus in Cape Town!
I took a short break with my daughter this past weekend, and booked us, using my Flexi Club timeshare point, into The Riviera Suites in Sea Point, Cape Town. After a very wet week, the rain dissipated and Cape Town … Continue reading
Posted in Africa, Cape Town, Love and Life, Nature, South Africa Tagged Africa, Afrikaans, Agriculture and Forestry, Arts, Atlantic Ocean, Business, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Constantia, Harveys, Hout Bay, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Llandudno, Mariner's Wharf, paragliders, Red Top Bus Tour, Riviera Suites, Sea Point, Table Mountain, Twelve Apostles, Winchester Mansions Leave a comment
South Africa – the most beautiful country in the world!!
1. South Africa paradiseintheworld.com / Via paradiseintheworld.com, touropia.com, buzzfeed.com, buzzfeed.com This country sweeps international travel prizes and has travellers raving about its beauty so much that it has the highest repeat tourism of any long haul destination in the world! … Continue reading
Posted in Africa, Awards, Cape Town, South Africa, Uncategorized Tagged Africa, South Africa, The Most Beautiful Country 1 Comment
Life on a farm includes kamikaze pilots!!
I woke up this morning, disoriented, not sure if I am dreaming I am ducking bombs at Pearl Harbor, or whether there was some crazed pilot hell-bent on committing suicide by flying into my house! As Kobus had just left … Continue reading
Posted in Africa, Love and Life, Nature, South Africa Tagged Africa, Cape Town, Pearl Harbor, Provinces, South Africa, United States, Western Cape, World War II Leave a comment
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
Posted in Africa, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Love and Life, Nature, South Africa Tagged Africa, Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, Cape Winelands, God, Heilbron, Indian Ocean, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 11 Comments
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
Posted in Africa, Cape Town, Love and Life, Nature, South Africa, Zanzibar Tagged Africa, Capetown, Chenin Blanc, Dutch East India Company, Grappa, Jan van Riebeeck, South Africa, Table Mountain, Zanzibar 1 Comment
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
Posted in Africa, Love and Life, Nature, South Africa Tagged Africa, Cathedral Peak, Champagne Castle, Drakensberg, Giant's Castle, KwaZulu-Natal, Nelson Mandela, South Africa 2 Comments
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
Posted in Cape Town, Love and Life, South Africa Tagged Africa, Cape Town, Coca Cola, Namaqualand, Provinces, South Africa, Western Cape, Worcester 2 Comments
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
Posted in Cape Town, Nature, South Africa Tagged Africa, Cape Columbine, Cape Town, Paternoster, South Africa, Vredenburg, West Coast, West Coast Fossil Park, West Coast National Park 5 Comments
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
Posted in Africa, Love and Life, Nature, South Africa, Uncategorized Tagged Africa, Clothing, God, Infant, Karen Blixen, Kenya, Out of Africa, Shopping 5 Comments
Suicide or the new term – “self-death”
I know I normally write about normal day-to-day things, so this is a bit out of the norm for me, as it should never be seen as a normal day-to-day thing. But yesterday, in the small town where we now … Continue reading
Posted in Love and Life Tagged Africa, Almighty, Day to Day, Old age, Suicide, Tanzania, Traffic collision, Vaal River 3 Comments