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SNOW

September 10, 2018


Finding snow at the Southern most tip of Africa really is a bit of a mind-f$#*k just because you don’t naturally associate the two. But thats not to say that you won’t ever see ice capped peaks in and around the plains of Africa. There are actually a few places in Morocco, Algeria, Lesotho and of course South Africa where snow visits each year. I’ve seen snow in Europe before, mostly when I was young on family holidays but to think we spotted snow less than 3 hours away from Cape Town?
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WOLSLEY GETAWAY

August 27, 2018


We are weekend people, not that we only live for the weekend – because that would be wasting your life away working just to be free for 2 days. So no, not in that sense but we like to (let’s say) utilise it to it’s most maximum capability. In layman terms we like to leave the bustling city and head out into the surrounding landscape. With Cape Town traffic; on a Friday you really have no other option but to leave the city by 2/3pm… else you just sit bumper to bumper building up negative energy. We are lucky  that both Luke and I can manage to wrap up our days and be ready for an afternoon lift off, which is precisely what we did heading into the Wolsley, Ceres region this weekend. We nestled ourselves in the Boland on a pristine working berry farm called Palmietvlei, home to the most beautiful accommodation; The Riverstone House. They actually have two sets of rentals on the farm, a house that can sleep about 8 and a very cool container-turned home called FamTin where we stayed for 2 nights, which can sleep 4.
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KHAMA RHINO SANCTUARY

July 19, 2018


Just outside of Serowe in Botswana was one of the most beautiful experiences we’ve had so far traveling Southern Africa – the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. It’s a wildlife project set up in ’92 to assist with the fast-pace diminishment of the rhino. What they have done for the species in this magical place truly brought me to tears. To see how the government has directed its military resources to the conservation of an almost extinct breed of animal was truly an eye-opener.
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BIEWDOUW AGAIN

May 14, 2018


Biedouw valley, the perfect escape from Cape Town. We keep going back because it just doesn’t get old. Signal-less it really is the getaway you sometimes need mid month. The boys love to go riding, but I happily set up camp and read my book while keeping an eye on the potjie. I always find reflection an instant source of anxiety, like a beat-up of why you haven’t done what your set out to do, yet. But with a change in lifestyle and work especially I have learnt that things take time, even more so when you want them to be perfect. So sit back sometimes, and enjoy the nature, the beautiful flora and the loved ones you get to see sans cellphone!
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BACK TO WEEKENDING

February 27, 2018

It has been a while since we got away for the weekend, I need to be in nature to really switch off and that’s why a quick West Coast vacation does the trick. I constantly get asked were we stay when we head to Paternoster, our best family friends have a beautiful spacious home on the beach with a cute cottage at the side (perfect for couples). So we stay there each time we go up. They do rent it out when they don’t use it or are back in Israel and all the details for it are here http://zulabeachhouse.co.za. The place is perfect for a big group/ family in the main house, or if you are wanting a romantic weekend away just the two of you the cottage can be booked separately! The grass has just been replaced with decking(due to the draught), so it looks even snazzier! Other places to rent or stay I will link below.
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