Travel

Lake Naverone: Southern Drakensburg

Being a teenager in Shelly Beach years ago, I saw a postcard, or a postcard flyer for Lake Naverone, in the Drakensburg. The image had imprinted itself on my mind, and for years it's never left me. One day- I said- I would go there. And so the next part of our travels began. The… Continue reading Lake Naverone: Southern Drakensburg

Travel

Graskop, Gods Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes & Pilgrims Rest

The next part of our journey started with a drive to our new accommodation in Graskop. We actually missed the turning the first time around (thinking my gps was talking rubbish), then decided to drive into the town and have a look before we went back and settled in- we were earlier than expected-. Accommodation… Continue reading Graskop, Gods Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes & Pilgrims Rest

Travel

Sudwala Caves: The oldest caves in the world

Sudwala Caves, located in Mpumalanga, South Africa formed about 250 million years ago.  The oldest evidence that has been found of habitation dates "from Early Stone Age (from 2,5 million years ago) to Late Stone Age (up to a few thousand years BC)" [http://www.sudwalacaves.com/history.html}. On arrival at the caves, you pay your R95 for an… Continue reading Sudwala Caves: The oldest caves in the world

Travel

Houtboshoek & Kaapsehoop

The drive from Johannesburg to Houtboshek is beautiful. Once you're out of the hustle and bustle, you leave behind the stresses that come with it, and open fields and farm land surround you on either side. Giddy with love and excitement, Martin and I set off on the start of out holiday on the Friday… Continue reading Houtboshoek & Kaapsehoop

Travel

A trip through South Africa

South Africa. Home of the Springboks.  Commonly known as the 'Rainbow Nation'.  11 official languages. Nelson Mandela. Wine. The Garden Route. Gold. Kruger National Park. To name a few. I have explored parts of the Western Cape (and was lucky enough to live in Stellenbosch for three years), and I spent many a family holiday… Continue reading A trip through South Africa