Newlands Cricket Ground sits at the foot of Table Mountain and Devil's Peak, clearly one of the most spectacular grounds in the world. Having seen the ground on TV, it was truly a great moment to get tickets to head to the 3rd Test between Australia and South Africa, only I didn't know of the … Continue reading Cricket at Newlands – one day before and one after #sandpapergate
When I arrived in Cape Town I was told of a pending issue with the water, "It may run out next year" they said. Many people said this most probably wouldn't happen, and all sorts of stories about how the government had failed to plan, as 3 years of declining water and inadequate rains were … Continue reading Towards #DayZero – Cape Town’s Water Crisis
This week we did a day safari to the Aquilla Game Reserve, which is about a 2 hour drive from Cape Town. The cost for the day trip was a bit of $AUD300 per person which is considerably cheaper than more traditional safari's but also in an enclosed privately owned reserve, so we approached with … Continue reading Safari from Cape Town – Aquilla Gamepark Reserve
Lion's Head stands as the 3rd highest of the 4 'hills' around Cape Town, and one that hadn't been conquered...thus far Signal Hill had been climbed and descended, and the beast Table Mountain descended, leaving this as one of the untouched by me so far, but with the fam visiting, my daughter wanted to 'go … Continue reading Roaring at the Lion – the climb up Lion’s Head
One of the 'fun' aspects of being in a different country is having the experience of dealing with bureaucratic systems and processes as a part of the day to day doings. One such day occurred this week, and certainly came with all the usual and not so usual events to make what you would think … Continue reading How to kill a day with bureaucracy – between Sth Africa and Nigeria
The CitySightSeeing Cape Town Tour Company offer an array of trips in and around the Cape Town area. Most famously known for their open roofed double decker City Tour services, they also offer a variety of day trips, from Wine Farms, Robben Island and to Cape Point. Recently I experienced the day trip to Cape … Continue reading Cape of Good Hope Tour
It doesn't matter how many times I see Table Mountain each day, it still has me in awe. It's a bit like the Pyramids in Egypt...just so 'present' but in this case, visible from almost all around Cape Town and surrounds. I love seeing what it will look like each morning. This week, on a … Continue reading Table Mountain – the hike down
This week saw my first visit to Nigeria, which has a reputation of not being a recommended place to visit. Prior to travelling here, anything I read, were told or investigated spoke of not being able to venture out, would most probably be kidnapped or targeted in random restaurant of store robberies. Smarttraveller, the Aussie … Continue reading Nigeria – The ‘wild west’ of Africa?
The Table Mountain area has four significant 'hill's or mountains depending on your definition. Signal Hill, Devil's Peak, Lion's Head and the big fella - Table Mountain. Being a non fit, old person, living in such close proximity to these babies, I feel I am obligated to tackle them all while I am here, so … Continue reading Signal Hill – the first of 4 Cape Town climbs
Finally after a few false starts the trip to the new role and new adventure in Cape Town has begun! I am currently in Dubai on an overnight stay where I finally get to South Africa a month later than expected due to the delays in obtaining a visa. The whole process for visa obtaining … Continue reading The Journey Begins!