********* “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 […]
********* What a stunningly beautiful region! The Cape Peninsula and Western Cape region are absolutely breathtaking! I especially love the turquoise blue waters that are so typical for the Cape scenery. You can immediately recognize this region just by that color – that’s how special it is! A Road Trip Around the Cape Peninsula One of the […]
********* “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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”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 […]
The Mysterious Disappearance of Great Whites from Shark Alley – …..and what it can teach us about appreciating Nature….
The Great White…..A creature of immense fascination and wonder, invoking our most primal fears and at the same time an almost addictive fascination.I have always loved sharks, and the Great White in particular, and of course, I had heard of Shark Alley in South Africa, the place with the largest white shark population anywhere in […]
********* 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 […]