Category Archives: sunset

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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Our last evening at Umngazi

All good things must come to an end. As evening fell, shadows softened and lengthened and we enjoyed sundowners whilst watching the sun setting followed by a curry evening on the deck … Delicious curries .. Umngazi River Bungalows and … Continue reading

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Celebrating 50 years of marriage !!

A very special occasion indeed !!!   Cheryl and Bob celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with us at Umngazi !!!   I thought couples celebrating 50 years were old !!  These two are not in that category at all !!!  Not even close … Continue reading

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A day in the life of Umngazi guests

That’s us in this case ..  hubby and I This is basically how each day unfolds in paradise.  Our mornings began with a cup of tea with a view .. (I am cheating here.  I took this photo on our last day.  Each day … Continue reading

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BJ’s at La Vierge, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

A visit to Hermanus is not the same unless you have a meal at BJ’s.  Very sadly, it was burnt down not long before hubby and I visited Cheryl and Bob last month.  Totally devastating for locals, and visitors alike, many of … Continue reading

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More birds, cows, kiddies and a sunset

Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa :   http://www.umngazi.co.za Sunday’s braai (BBQ) at the hotel, cold beer for hubby and my delish strawberry daiquiri    was calling !!!!    Making our way to the estuary after a 5km beach walk,  hubby and I came across a … Continue reading

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Beach walks at Umngazi

Back to my posts on Umgazi Bungalows and Spa. Beach walks.  That’s what hubby and I did every day, as well as eat, sleep, eat, read, eat, drink, eat, watch sunsets, eat !!!    Before our delectable breakfast, I took a stroll to … Continue reading

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Two little Dickie birds .. amongst others

There are a few photographs from our four days away in Somerset West that didn’t ‘fit’  into my last couple of posts.  They had nowhere to go except here 😉 I will never tire of this view from Ian and Kathy’s home … 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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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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