Mud and snow beneath the stars in the Karoo

“Do you realise that it is going to be freezing during your stay here?” was the opening question from Erna when she phoned a day before our planned arrival at her establishment in the Roggeveld. “Yes, we have seen the weather report and are packed for extreme weather” I replied. Amanda and I were preparing for our winter visit, the first of four 14 day … Continue reading Mud and snow beneath the stars in the Karoo

Mothers Day beach magic

For Judy the prospect of being shunted off to some fancy restaurant for Mothers Day was not high on her priority list, especially on a perfect sunny day in the Garden Route. Instead, a treat would be to enjoy some seafood collected and prepped on the beach with family. So, to bring her dream to reality, I packed up a daypack with the basics for … Continue reading Mothers Day beach magic

Kosi Bay Fish Traps

Representing indigenous fishing methods spanning 700 years,  the Kosi Bay Fish Traps are the oldest existing cultural fishing in South Africa. Constructed in three of the four lakes of the Kosi Bay Wetlands, the traps or crawls are passed down from father to son and represent an ancient form of subsistence fishing that has for centuries maintained a sustainable balance. Kosi Bay is the most … Continue reading Kosi Bay Fish Traps