AFRICA reprise The Western Cape – 8th Oct 2018 – Day 25

One can easily spend a week around Cape Town visiting the beautiful neat wineries, white gabled homes set against the high mountains, the cableway up the mountain, Rondebosch Botanic Gardens, many places in the city, walking trails up some mountains….   I wanted to drive the circuit around the peninsula ranges, which are effectively an […]

AFRICA reprise – The Western Cape – 7th Oct 2018 – Day 24

Because of its natural beauty, Cape Town can never be a disappointment; majestic, impossibly flat, Table Mountain, blue ocean, tucked away cove villages on the slopes, gracious white gabled homes hidden behind ancient oaks and trimmed gardens, or surrounded by neat lines of vineyards. Groot Constantia, Groot Schure, Hout Bay, Fishoek, Tokai – strange names. […]

AFRICA reprise- South Africa – 24th Sept 2018 – Day 11

After a great breakfast prepared by Pauline, Dave & I drove around his large block on the Magaliesberg ridge. It is a dry rocky area, with bare scrub bush, contrasting with the watered areas around the houses. The block has been divided into 3, for the two children Noel and Natalie. Apart for their houses, […]

AFRICA reprise- Kenya/South Africa – 23rd Sept 2018 – Day 10

I was up early and offered breakfast though we were promised packed last night. Pretty ordinary – fried egg, samosas, toast, tea. No butter. Hot water with milk. We managed to squeeze into the small taxi, had to exit at the Nairobi International airport barrier to walk through security while the car and bags drove […]