Travel – South Africa

Belvidere Manor, Knysna

June 21, 2010

South Africa's Garden Route coastal road between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth is over-endowed with all sorts of things – natural beauty, exceptional beaches, outstanding restaurants, and a myriad of towns where visitors can stop, stay and find novel ways to occupy themselves.  I have recommended dozens of restaurants, B&Bs and other activities over the […]

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Saturday Snapshots #95

June 19, 2010

Fairview bored doe - near Stellenbosch, South Africa 2008   One of my favourite wine estates in South Africa (and probably the one I've visited most often) is Fairview.  Part of the reason is the fact that they have been making cheese on the farm for years and have a cheese tasting room right next to the […]

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Saturday Snapshots #94

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The faces of Africa – Cape Town, February 2008

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Saturday Snapshots #89

May 8, 2010

 So many footprints – Plettenberg Bay, December 2009 The towels are wet, the suntan lotion is finished and determined sun-worshippers catch the last rays of the day, afloat on a sea of footprints.     This is part of a series of non-food photographs that will be published every Saturday on CookSister. Click here for a full list of photographs […]

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Saturday Snapshots #88

May 1, 2010

Cape St Francis lighthouse – April 2009 The Seal Point lighthouse in Cape St Francis, South Africa was built in 1875 (at a cost of £20,000) and commissioned on 4 July 1878. The 28-metre circular masonry tower (the tallest masonry lighthouse on the South african coast) supports a lantern house and 2nd order revolving lantern consisting […]

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Saturday Snapshots #83

March 27, 2010

Thandi – Birds of Eden, South Africa Her name was Thandi and she was a Solomon Eclectus parrot who had been a pet but was now living in the spectacular Birds of Eden, the largest free-flight aviary in the world.  She fell in love with my father as soon as she set eyes on him and […]

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Featherbed Nature Reserve lunch and eco-drive

February 28, 2010

If you are planning to drive South Africa's Garden Route between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, there are dozens of places where you could break your journey, and each would offer a unique beauty.  But one of the places that I always recommend that people should try to spend a few days in, is Knysna.  Although it […]

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