I enjoyed a moment, which despite being ancient like the earth,  gave us the feeling of the first time.  Carried by a sunset in Chapman’s Peak that was in its full splendor.  With its  beautiful roundness the star king shined coppery orange and almost metallic, so bright that it dyed the cliffs with its deep light.  Minute by  minute,  the sunset...

Some of us really love the little critters thus Nudibranch hunting in Cape Town is really awesome. Nudibranch hunting from shore is possible almost year round and you have a good chance to see all there are to see. Nudibranchs do move around and are seasonal I have noted so you are not always guaranteed to spot them. With some which...

Cape Town’s rich and dynamic culture finds its roots within the tapestry of the Company´s Garden. The company gardens like many great things began with a twist of fate. After the Dutch East India Company (VOC) ship the ‘Nieuw Haarlem’ wrecked in Table Bay in the 1640’s, it’s crew found refuge in the Cape and later conveyed the suitability of the...

It’s been twenty years since that fateful day in the year 2000 when a sinking ship spread around 1300 tons of fuel just off Robben Island, in front of the coast of Cape Town in South Africa.  From the Area of Special Protection for  the African  Penguin Conservation, they told us what the biggest rescue of animals  in  history was like,...

I felt that my days were ending. So, I listened to the call to reflect upon my worn-out life, which I made the most of or not depending on how you look at it. So, I set out on the inner search which for a long time I had not visited. I decided to undertake the journey back to the essence,...

Situated between the Swartberg Mountains an the Rooiberg mountains, and forming part of the Kannaland Municipal district, we find my home, which is the oldest village in the Klein Karoo, Zoar, with over 5000 residents. The highest mountain peak in the Western Cape, Seweweekspoort Peak (2325m) watches over our village. Seweweekspoort, which is a natural gateway through the Swartberg mountain...

When planning your trip to Africa, experiencing a safari and viewing the ‘Big 5’ should absolutely make it into your itinerary. There is nothing like waking up early in the morning, putting on your go-to safari outfit of brown, green and any other neutrals you could find in your closet, having a quick cup of coffee with a rusk, and...