Fittingly called the “Capital of the Karoo”, Beaufort West was established in 1818, making it the very first town to take root in the dust of the Central Karoo. As such a historic landmark, Beaufort West showcases the beautiful architecture of bygone eras and quite a few of its picturesque old buildings have been proclaimed [...]
Originally an unruly frontier town known for its freebooters and smugglers, Colesberg dates back from the 1830′s when it was established at the very northern border of what was then the Cape Colony. Today the much quieter town offers visitors beautiful examples of early Karoo architecture and the only evidence of its unsavoury past can [...]
The name De Aar, which literally translates as the Artery, refers to the strong current of water that flowed beneath the farm on which the town was originally built. Nowadays De Aar is, however, marked by a flow of a different kind as farmers from all over the Karoo annually stream to what is the [...]
If you were thinking that I was referring to a member of the big five, you’re mistaken. I’m talking about the mountain in Cape Town, named by the Dutch Settlers. Signal hill (next to Lion’s head) was called the Lion’s tail; together these two resembled a crouching feline. If you were wondering why I would [...]
Hear the rivers flow, Birds singing in the tree, Like the sea breeze blow, Set you mind and soul free, Take a walk on the sand, Feel the wind through your hair, Take your lovers hand, Know that love is in the air….
Travelling into Kimberley I had mixed feelings, feelings of awe at the hustle and bustle of the city and one of immense feeling of loss for a bygone era, as the great days of Kimberley have long since passed. The few Diamonds left are either too deep to recover out of the volcanic pipes , [...]
One of the most interesting places I have visited in Mpumalanga South Africa is surely Pilgrim’s rest. The town has a unique antique feeling to it. It is easy to imagine the gold panners and prospectors going about their business in the village. Some would be visiting the canteen after a long day of panning [...]
In Africa we share, we share the beauty of the landscape, we share the difference in culture, and we share the joy of each experience. Africa has a heart that pulses and beats to a different rhythm and if you are not listening you will miss the sound which is meant to resonate in your [...]