San rock paintings in the Cederberg

In the he(art) of the Cederberg

Whilst I read through the previous newsletter about my dad’s ‘adventurer’s route‘ through the Cederberg, I was flooded with the most wonderful memories about our family weekends in these magnificent mountains – trudging through the deep, hot white sandy track to reach the rocky trail up to the Maltese Cross, building dams in the gloriously […]

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Throwback to 19th September, 2013

“Batten down the hatches! The winter of 2013 will be remembered for a long time in the Western Cape, with yet another severe storm, bringing icy temperatures and snow to the Cape. Friday’s maximum temperature forecast is just 10C, whilst the Highveld is basking in 32C. Only in South Africa! Bad weather also means it’s […]

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Hoodia gordonii in flower - Tankwa Karoo

Bloom Where You’re Planted

With my canary in full-throated ‘serenade the sunshine’ mode in the bay window behind my dad, who has just sat down to work for the day, I realise just how many blessings there are to discover in this crisis – and in any crisis, for that matter. One of the blessings is that, after years […]

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Tankwa Karoo - landscape with wildflowers and mountain - Credit: Wildscapes


3 DOWN, (HOPEFULLY) ONLY 19 TO GO! Today is Day #3 of our lockdown in South Africa, and whilst we can’t escape the physical confines of the situation, we are each blessed with limitless imaginations and a treasure trove of memories we can use to adventure our way out beyond the claustrophobic anxiety of this […]

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