A lovely 4 and a bit hour drive from Stellenbosch saw us take the bus over some amazing mountain ranges surrounded by greenery, Ostriches, Cows, Sheep and Gum trees, before the terrain changed to dryer agricultural regions. The bus crushed it up the hills at 120+kmh passing everything in its sight as the Captain (who's … Continue reading 2018 Safari – 9th-10th July – Stellenbosch to Mossel Bay and Knysna
Stellenbosch is located about 50km outside of Cape Town down the N2 past the townships and the International airport at the base of the rolling ranges surrounding Cape Town. It was founded by the Cape Governor Simon Van Der Stel, who obviously named it after himself, with a literal meaning of Stel's Bush, due to … Continue reading 2018 Safari – Stellenbosch – Stel’s Bush
paarl: 8th july 2018 Located about 30km outside of Stellenbosch lies Paarl, and the hidden gem of the Spice Route. We Uber'ed up there around noon, and the lines for a table were already crazy and luckily we scored a seat (who would expect to have to book on a Sunday lunchtime, for real!), and … Continue reading 2018 Safari Road Trip – Spice Route
STELLENBOSCH WINE FARM REGION: 8-9th july 2018 Once the bus made its successful journey the 50 or so kilometres from Cape Town towards Stellenbosch, a quick check into the 300 year old Stellenbosch Hotel and we decided to dump the bus and grab a couple of Ubers and head out an explore some wine farms … Continue reading 2018 Safari Road Trip – Stellenbosch Wine Farms
CAPE TOWN: 7th July 2018 After months of detailed and strategic planning, by the boys (Steve - aka 'The Captain' and myself), we are finally all set for the big road trip across the base of Africa for the journey to the unknown in a remote, non tourist optioned portion of the Kruger Park, only … Continue reading 2018 Safari Road Trip….
Cape Town is cool, I love it here, and love the area in which I live (The Waterfront). How could you get sick of waking up to this view every day! Despite constant comments and concerns from those back home in Oz, where I live appears very safe, and touch wood, I have had absolute … Continue reading Things aren’t always as they seem!
A road trip with three work colleagues and my son from Lanseria (Johannesburg) to Gaborone (Botswana), surely would be a great bonding exercise for a 14 year old and his father. Whilst I'm not sure how much of this was true, it was certainly a great experience and had some similarities to the Hangover movie, … Continue reading Three Men and a Teenager – the ‘boys’ road trip from Sth Africa to Botswana
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