John Legend is in Cape Town, the Springboks are in Dublin. More importantly my sister is in Simon’s Town. She drove coast to coast from Langebaan to Simon’s Town and I am only too happy to meet up. We rendezvoused at The Meeting Place, a quaint eatery with gifts and decor items situated across the… Read More Saturday in Simon’s Town
You may have the universe if I may have Venice! Slight adaption of a quote I read somewhere. Venice is dreamy, friendly and so hopelessly romantic. There is so much to discover. So many surprises to be had. I feel the only way to explore Venice is to toss the map and get utterly and… Read More Venice For Me Please!
I am homeward bound but enjoying the updates on my sister’s European holiday. They are exploring Venice and stopped at the island Burano. The island is known for lacemaking and its brightly coloured buildings. It makes me think a little of our own Bo-Kaap.
Tourism is a curious business. A business of many questions. Where, when, how, who… Tourists want to be comforted that their new environment is not all foreign. A map is just the best tool to navigate and orientate. Add to that some facts and figures and visitors become comfortable. On a recent trip to… Read More Observations of an incidental tourist
Panthera Africa opened in April 2015 on a farm just outside Stanford and the story of each resident big cat is heart-breaking. These cats escaped forming part of the statistics stating that 2 to 3 captive lions are killed every day. On the 40 hectare farm you don’t walk with lions or pet cubs. No, Panthera Africa does… Read More Panthera Africa, Stanford Big Cat Sanctuary
How to capture the essence of Hermanus with ten themes only? Difficult but a great way to share the Hermanus story in September – Tourism Month. Hermanuspietersfontein is an obvious choice as it was the original name of Hermanus. This was before the local postmaster decided to shorten Hermanuspietersfontein to Hermanus to fit better on the postage stamp. The… Read More Essence of Hermanus Captured in 10 Themes
Everyone loves a wine festival. It is a great opportunity to try new vintages and meet the producers. Here are a few tips for a better experience… Book a ride. Be responsible. Don’t drink and drive. Book early! Stemware matters. Good glassware is essential in order to enjoy the full aroma of the wine and… Read More Five Tips for a Better Wine Festival Experience