Until a few years ago I had never thought too much about Zimbabwe. Hanging out in Australia you know they had a bit of a go playing cricket now and then, you heard of the exploits of Robert Mugabe in his day, and knew that their inflation had constantly been totally out of control and … Continue reading Zimbabwe and Zambia – A short break
Victoria Falls are one of the worlds biggest waterfalls, with length of 1700m and a height up to 100m, they form part of the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Spectacular from both sides of the river the mist spray can be seen from the air upon arrival and at times up to 50km away, … Continue reading Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe and Zambia
The Zambezi River is the fourth largest river in Africa with a length of over 2700 miles, and it winds its way through 6 countries before hitting the Indian Ocean in Mozambique. The 'middle' Zambezi River forms a 500 mile border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, and this is where the amazing Victoria Falls are found. … Continue reading The Zambezi River Crusie
Victoria Falls are known locally as Mosi-Oa-Tunya, which means 'the smoke that thunders', something that Livingstone saw from a distance before he was escorted from the Zambian side to to top of the falls. Livingstone was a Scottish Missionary who allegedly found the falls in November 1855, and did so from a place known today … Continue reading Devil’s Pool – on the edge of the world
After what has been 18 months of inner city living within Cape Town with very few incidents of any nature to report back on to all the naysayers back home, I finally had my first, first hand experience of some of the crime statistics we all hear about. But first lets look at some reality … Continue reading First hand experience of Cape Town’s crime statistics…and some context!
Over the last week I had an amazing time which all started with my brother and a long time school friend walked in on me at Shisha Hut, in Cape Town for a surprise visit to help me celebrate my 50th.birthday. A few days later and closer to the weekend and the big day, another … Continue reading What to do in Cape Town when you don’t want to do anything!
April 25th is a very significant day for Australians, New Zealanders and even to the Turkish. It's the day where we remember and recognise the events of the same day in 1915 when the ANZAC's - Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed at the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, and where they were defeated by … Continue reading ANZAC Day in Cape Town 2019
Bo Kaap sits just below the Signal Hill mountain in Cape Town's city bowl area and consists of several streets littered with highly colourful houses. The area was formally known as the Malay Quarter, and dates back to the early 1760's with a strong to the old slave period in Cape Town's history. The houses … Continue reading Bo Kaap – the colourful Quarter
Last week I completed the Cape Town Cycling Tour, formerly known as the Argus. This is the third largest timed event in the world with around 35,000 participants, and after entering last year, but travelling and missing it, I had to re-sign and plan to do it this year. My training didn't go quite to … Continue reading 2019 Cape Town Cycling Tour – tick
We are 'gunna' Braai now, that's what our shirts said, and that's exactly what we were 'gunna' do, on an early Monday morning to celebrate Sth Africa's Heritage Day at a Braai competition in Langebaan, about 130km north of Cape Town. The day started with an early morning (6.30am) start where our Area Coach team … Continue reading Ons Gaan Nou Braai – the Pizza Hut way