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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
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
Posted in Africa, Cape Town, Love and Life, Nature, South Africa Tagged Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town, Garden of Eden, Langebaan, Mykonos, South Africa, West Coast National Park, Western Cape 3 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
The oddities of living on a farm
One of my previous posts are called “The Oddities of being a Mzungu in Dar” – Mzungu being a white person. Well, for a city girl now living on a farm, everyday life is full of oddities – things that … Continue reading
Posted in Love and Life, Nature, South Africa, Uncategorized Tagged Cattle, Chris Hadfield, David Bowie, International Space Station, Space Oddity, Sunday, Vaal River, Water, Water supply, Western Cape 4 Comments
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
Posted in Africa, Love and Life, Nature, South Africa Tagged Capetown, Johannesburg, Orange River, Vaal River, Victoria Falls, Western Cape, Zambezi, Zimbabwe 1 Comment
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
Posted in Africa, Nature, South Africa Tagged Bethlehem, Drakensberg, Dundee, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Vaal River, Welkom, Western Cape, Worcester, Zimbabwe 5 Comments
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
Posted in Cape Town, Love and Life, Nature, South Africa Tagged Camps Bay, Capetown, James Beach, Kalk Bay, Ritz Plaza Hotel, Sea Point, South Africa, Spain, Table Mountain, Western Cape 8 Comments
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
Posted in Africa, Love and Life, Nature, South Africa Tagged Canal Walk, Cape Town, Capetown, Century City, Nedbank, Provinces, Retail, Shopping mall, South Africa, United States, Western Cape 2 Comments
Originally posted on A Traveler's Photo Journal:
Wake-up call was at 5 am. Even though we are on vacation, that does not mean we can sleep in. There is no late sleeping if you want to see wildlife, active…
Posted in Africa, South Africa, Uncategorized Tagged Africa, Boulder Beach, Capetown, Game reserve, Provinces, South Africa, Travel and Tourism, Western Cape Leave a comment
Thunder and lightning – Fear Factor!
I hail from Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa. It lies in the most beautiful valley, surrounded by wine farms and majestic mountains like the Brandwacht Mountain. I remember as a child, when it snowed in winter, one particular spot … Continue reading
Posted in Love and Life, Nature, South Africa, Uncategorized Tagged Allister, Lightning, Nirvana, Saturn, South Africa, Thunderstorm, Western Cape, Worcester 1 Comment