There are a few signature features that draw visitors to Cape Town. The Mountain, Cape Point, Penguins, Robbin Island, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Two Ocean Aquarium, the V&A Water Front and the beaches. Kilometers of beaches of white bleached sand. It is a city to be explored, savored and experienced. It is a city with four seasons in one morning. A metropolis with a 24 hour … Continue reading Table Mountain : Hiking above the Mother City
Looking for a new adventure we decided to ‘revisit’ a favorite getaway for a four day biking and birding tour. Late summer and early autumn is the perfect time to visit Weltevrede Fig Farm. Not only are the orchards laden with figs to meet any appetite, but the heat of the Karoo sun is tempered with cool evening breezes. Amongst the many attractions of Weltevrede … Continue reading Biking and birding in Weltevrede.
A new style of tourism has emerged in South Africa, namely festival tourism. Slow Festival offers tourists a lifestyle immersed in nature, community and family values in the Garden Route over the Easter weekend. Continue reading The Slow Festival in the Garden Route
In February of 2012 my Fox Terrier caught an unusual ‘gift’ for us. Deposited on the deck was a gob sodden traumatised black mammal. After rescuing the critter from our proud terrier, I grabbed my camera to photograph the gingerly unravelling bundle. Slowly the furry blob stretched out and took on the form of a eye less hamster with a pink nose. Excitement gripped us. … Continue reading Glow in the dark Golden Mole
One of the hardest regions in South Africa to take your dog for a walk has to be in the Garden Route. Blessed with forests, nature reserves and empty beaches, all seem to have a ‘No Dogs allowed’ policy, a frustrating limitation for dog owners. Being dog lovers and wanting to share our outings with our trio of four legged friends, we have had to … Continue reading Travelling with dogs.