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Category Archives: The rest of South Africa


First published ( a re-worked version) in Khuluma, Kulula Air, December 2018 Biggest, baddest, quirkiest  Since a giant koeksister monument was unveiled in the Afrikaner enclave of Orania in 2003 … Continue reading

June 19, 2020 · 1 Comment

Round the Peninsula in 8 hours – or more

First published ( a re-worked version) in Khuluma, Kulula Air, March 2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour: Support Squad In 2019 the Cape Town Cycle Tour goes back to its roots … Continue reading

April 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

There’s nothing dull about Dullstroom

First published in Public Sector Manager, February 2019 Contrary to its name the town of Dullstroom in Mpumalanga is everything but dull. This small town is probably primarily known for … Continue reading

December 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Where a lighthouse beckons

First published in SLOW, Edition 51 George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), the Irish playwright who wrote more than 60 plays, said, ‘I can think of no other edifice constructed by man … Continue reading

November 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Summer for geeks

First published ( a re-worked version) in Khuluma, Kulula Air, December 2018 Contrary to popular belief, the most fun you can have during summer is not playing volleyball or toasting … Continue reading

November 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Can’t get enough of the Buff

First published in Juice, Mango Air in October 2017 Wheelies and donuts at the Buff In 2017 the 40th Buffalo Rally was held in South Africa when more than 5000 … Continue reading

October 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Learn to say the click at !Khwa ttu

First published on  Did you know that the San are the oldest inhabitants of Southern Africa where they have lived for at least 20 000 years? Did you know that … Continue reading

May 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Take a red bus on a purple route

First published on  The wheels of the bus go round and round… and everyone on the City Sightseeing Red Tour Bus swivels their heads from side to side as … Continue reading

September 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dullstroom: Walking – and trout fishing – at Walkersons

First published in Diversions, Spring 2017 While Walkersons Hotel & Spa might – at the first mention of the name – evoke images of splendid accommodation and trout fishing there … Continue reading

August 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Fancourt is nothing but fabulous

First published in Diversions, Autumn 2018 One should never underestimate the wonderful feeling of discovering a hitherto unknown gem in your own neck of the woods. It’s even more of … Continue reading

May 28, 2018 · 1 Comment