Tag Archives: Western Cape

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

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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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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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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

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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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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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