Spring flowers

It’s been a cold and wet winter in Cape Town, but we’ve already started planning for the spring flowers. After winter rains comes sunshine, turning the veld from semi-arid, almost dull brown, to a carpet of colour dazzling the eyes until the horizon. Botanists and other plant enthusiasts will venture far into the northern cape…

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Rooibos

I recently spent a few days in the majestic Cedarberg region. It’s well-known for many things – amazing rock formations, ancient rock art, authentic veldskoene, and South Africa’s favourite natural health drink – rooibos. This treasured caffeine-free ‘tea’ is fast gaining popularity throughout the world as a refreshing, healthy, hot or cold drink. Did you know…

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Sutherland

I recently treated myself to a break from city crowds and traffic woes –the Karoo was an obvious choice. First stop Sutherland – mission accomplished in terms of traffic and crowds.  After a few hours on the national road I veered off on a lonely but well-tarred road for over 110 kms. This was pure…

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