Tag Archives: Cape Town

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 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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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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The end of our African Dream


My regular readers will know the story, but for the newcomers, just a brief background:  Kobus and I were sourced in South Africa by a large Tanzanian company, with the aim of starting up a dairy farm on Zanzibar.  With … Continue reading

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