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A FARM SIT IN AFRICA….

********* “I had a farm in Africa….” Meryl Streep’s iconic first words from Out of Africa came to mind when I was offered a farm sit in the lovely wine region around Cape Town – Wellington to be exact. The scenery was quite different of course, and I wasn’t involved in running a farm, except for watching over […]

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Cape Town – The Wonderful Gardens of KIRSTENBOSCH

********* “The most beautiful Garden in Africa”….. A fitting description for the magnificent Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens! Set against the backdrop of Table Mountain‘s Eastern Slopes and featuring a collection of bronze dinosaurs that appear everywhere in the park, my day spent here was truly wonderful. Lovely little pathways, benches along the way to enjoy the stunning vistas – and […]

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10 Amazing Things To Do in CAPE TOWN (….aside from Table Mountain)

​”Breathtaking!” – “Stunning!” – “Amazing!” – were the superlatives coming to mind every day I spent in this amazing region!Cape Town and the Cape Penninsula are without a doubt one of most stunningly beautiful and varied regions in the world!Whether it is the turquoise blue ocean, sandy beaches, exceptional wildlife – whales, sharks and penguins in particular – historic Mandela […]

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SOUTH AFRICA – The Nelson Mandela Trail

    ********* Nelson Mandela – “Madiba” as he is lovingly called – is still ever present in South Africa. No matter where you go, you will see pictures and landmarks dedicated to him, and people everywhere – of all races – have the greatest love and reverence for him. A beautiful part of my […]