Claire

The joy of family

The accommodation had been booked for months ahead. The excitement levels crept up. The countdown commenced. D-day approached. And then there she was. Variously known by an assortment of endearments, Claire (and her parents) arrived. What a week, what a blast, what a fabulous time. And all too soon it was over. THE WEEK WENT BY…

The Drostdy Hotel

How to have a perfect anniversary Part 2

And the great thing about our two night anniversary was booking the accommodation quite close to each other meaning the distance travelled between the two locations was a mere 50 or so kilometres. So the second night was smack in the centre of Graff-Reinet. One of the pokey little towns that is taking on a…

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How to have the perfect anniversary Part 1

Back in South Africa it was time to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Having gotten married during a leap year this means an anniversary every 4 years, – making each one of those really special. In between times, instead of just letting the whole thing slide we have taken it to the next level and celebrate over…

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Lessons the Karoo has taught me

Traversing the Karoo enroute to and from the coast of South Africa can either be a total bore of a nonstop drive, blasting along at 120km/hr (or up to 160km/hr if you have a death wish) on a mostly two-lane-straight-as motorway that bypasses most of the towns. Or it can be the perfect excuse to…

At your own risk

Yesterday mourning

Just one week ago we stopped overnight in a Private Game Reserve where we were treated to an evening and then a morning game drive around the property. Amongst the game seen that evening were a recently acquired young male cheetah, whom we were fortunate enough to be able to approach quite closely on foot. This,…