Being the southern tip of Africa there are some incredibly beautiful places to visit that are still virtually untouched by modern human - shall we call it - development. There are also some special places that rehab wild animals. Birds of Eden Sanctuary is such a place.
Strictly speaking not all t
When I was a child growing up on the coast we sometimes rode the little train along the shore line. It was called the Banana Express. Recenlty, while awaiting my daughter's birth in our seaside rental home, we could hear the distant tooting of a train. My son loves machinery and things that move.
Imagine waiting for the birth of your baby while watching the whales in labour! Because we live 4 hours from my midwife, we had to be near her for the birth of my daughter. We rented a small house on the Cape coast to await Baby Buckaroo's arrival. Little did we know, as we walked the beaches and s
No guarantees that I'm back for good .... sorry @craigcryproking ... but I simply had to share some of the stunning photos I took of a special vacation my family and I took a couple weeks ago. We drove over 1000 km to the Northern border of South Africa and the magnificent red Kalahari sands! It is
The Kalahari Desert is a place for artists, poets, adventurers and the extremely stubborn generational farmers. The endless stretch of reddish undulating sands will either delight your imagination or send you in desperate search of the nearest oasis. And yet the vast plateau is home to all forms o
You either love camping. Or you hate it. I love it. Now let your mind wander back millenia to the nomadic life of shepherds and pilgrims who lived in tents. Some very basic but others quite luxurious. Tents were the most primitive form of shelter and came in varying shapes and sizes across the worl
Holland conjures up the usual pictures - and symbols - that are all things Dutch. Wooden clogs. Fat windmills. Bicycles. Tulips. Of course, after my first trip there, I subsequently have other memories always associated with Holland. The first being the most delicious stroopwafel (which translates
Minister of art and culture, Khumalo, has been quoted as saying the black South Africans must do to whites what "Hitler did to the Jews". The more detailed quote is too horrific for me to post.
Over the recent weeks a number of people here have asked me how they can help us, the white farmers on th
Israel. Land of war. Land of peace. Land of hope. Land of division. Land of promise. Land of controversy. Land of truth. Land of lies. Israel. A land where the old and the new are so mingled that the present becomes a surreal kaleidoscope.
In all the years I've traveled and lived in various countr
To escape the alarming political situation in South Africa....no, wait...To escape the constant alarming news alerts that feed through to my husband's cell phone, we took an impulsive trip into town.
Being farmers we usually only get to town once a week, or possibly every second week. So you can b