Category Archives: Landscape

Majestic Cathkin Peak revealed after a few days of rain and mist

March 2017  :  Champagne Castle Hotel Our weekend in the Drakensberg was coming to an end.  Hubby and I were leaving the following day and up to this point we hadn’t seen the mountain peaks.  It would have been disappointing … Continue reading

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A weekend in the Central Drakensberg

Moving on from our idyllic holiday in the Transkei, hubby and I spent a weekend at one of our favourite spots in the Drakensberg … Champagne Castle Hotel. As usual, I’ve taken more than enough photographs!!!   Majestic mountains are like the sea.  One … Continue reading

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Wine tasting at Creation Wines, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus

Along the now tarred R320 through the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley linking Hermanus to Caledon there are several wine estates, one of which is Creation.  I have been wanting to do a wine tasting there as I often buy Creation’s Syrah/Grenache blend … Continue reading

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Flying into Cape Town

I seldom sit at a window but on this flight to Cape Town a week ago, I did.  Often flying from Johannesburg to Cape Town the plane comes down straight onto the runway.  No messing about.  Descends and lands screeching to a halt!  … Continue reading

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Drakensberg landscape

Today was an indoor .. tea and homemade scones topped with strawberry jam and fresh cream .. yummy beef stew supper .. cuddle under blankets .. kind-of day.  It has rained the entire day.   Very light rain to a good soaking rain off … Continue reading

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Walking in the Berg

Hubby and I arrived in the rain at The Cavern, Northern Drakensberg, from the Midlands.  It rained most of the night and by morning, even though cloudy, the rain had stopped.  We had had visions of spending most of the … Continue reading

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Old World charm in the Midlands

Three years ago, on the eve of Elaine and Bryan’s wedding, our two families gathered at Rawdons Hotel for drinks in the pub and patio.  It was a perfect way to meet up with friends and family members, some from … Continue reading

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