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Leave no town behind (the end of an epic roadtrip)

As I mentioned earlier, my return trip home from the Western Cape was quite the journey, which took me through six of South Africa’s nine provinces! I had planned on … Continue reading

May 18, 2018 · 3 Comments

Heading for home (the end of an epic road trip)

I think it’s about time I started winding up this three-week, 4,500km-long roadtrip which started back in April, and has seen me explore my roots, enjoy many a sunset, see … Continue reading

May 18, 2018

Revisiting the magical sand castle beach of my childhood

I was just getting into some of my most special childhood holiday memories last week, before I got royally distracted by the present. I had meant to continue sharing about … Continue reading

May 15, 2018

Lekker kitsch né donkiefontein!

If you understand the heading to this blogpost, you are probably Souf-éfrikin. If not, read on anyway. So, somewhere between Caledon and Bot River down the N2 highway in the … Continue reading

May 8, 2018

Bathurst: a fresh slice of England since 1820

Yesterday we took a quick day trip to Grahamstown not far from where we are staying. This town, which is home to Rhodes University and many top schools, was founded … Continue reading

April 27, 2018

In search of my grandmother’s old stomping grounds

I’m back after way too long for a little road trip in South Africa … Growing up, I remember my grandmother speaking often about towns like Trompsburg, Edenburg, Colesberg and … Continue reading

April 25, 2018 · 1 Comment

Some fine art in Hermanus

Hermanus’s FynArts Festival, which is in its fourth year, has been on for a week now in this town I currently call home. FynArts caters for young and old, for … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · 2 Comments

Oh fynbos, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind …

Fynbos (pronounced feɪnbɒs) is a small belt of vegetation in South Africa’s Western Cape province. It forms part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the smallest of the world’s six floral kingdoms, and … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

Just another bleeding beautiful dusk

Are you ready for a few more beautiful sunset/dusk photos on my blog? I don’t have anything profound to say, so I shall just post a few pics taken over the … Continue reading

May 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

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