Monthly Archives: March 2016

I will be away for a few days … … …

Hubby and I will be away for a few days. Tomorrow we’ll be flying down to the Cape for my Mum’s memorial service which will be held at my brother’s home on Wednesday morning Vergelegen .. Mum’s favourite wine estate and … Continue reading

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Sundowner cruise on Umngazi River

Another thing hubby and I had heard about from friends who’d been to Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa, is that the sundowner cruise is a must!! You order your drinks beforehand, yummy snacks are included and you cruise up the … Continue reading

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Frangipani (Plumeria)

I love these flowers from the frangipani tree.  Their perfume takes me back to my childhood in Rhodesia … blissful carefree days.   Most gardens had at least one.  I haven’t seen any here as I would think our winters are … Continue reading

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Getting to the beach … option two

Our preferred option at Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa 🙂 From our scrumptious breakfast served at Emlonyeni, the exclusive day retreat for 7 bungalows, to walk back up our steep path to our bungalow to fetch hats, camera etc was a no-no, … Continue reading

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Getting to the beach .. option one

Our first walk on the beach at Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa was after lunch on the day we arrived. We couldn’t wait to get our feet in the sand and toes in the sea!!  By afternoon, it had clouded … Continue reading

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Our bungalow at Umngazi

Whoo hoo …. hubby and I had one of the honeymoon suites at Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa!!  It was simply fabulous!!  Secluded with river and sea view.  It was magic!!  Like being in Mauritius but without the flights!!   We … Continue reading

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Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa

Well .. this is the second time I’m doing this post 😦  I had nearly completed it when it disappeared!!  Gobbled up by little tiny people inside the computer !!  Cannot believe it!!  And … it’s not the first time this … Continue reading

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Some of my favourite photos from Umngazi

I took many, many, many photographs during our 4 days at Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa, a magical place situated on the mouth of the Umngazi River near Port St Johns in the Transkei.  It’s paradise and we LOVED it … Continue reading

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Driving through the Transkei

Hubby and I have never been to the Transkei .. shocking I know !!   I went as a small child with my family to Kei Mouth, but remember very little. What a beautiful part of South Africa!!  Our destination was Umngazi River … Continue reading

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My Mum : 01.05.1928 – 10.03.2016

Sylvia Frances Keay (nee Thorne) It is with great sadness I share the news of my Mum’s passing on Thursday night, 10th of March. Our holiday was coming to an end … our last night being at The Cavern in … Continue reading

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