Driving next to sheer cliffs through the scenic Chapman’s Peak.

While on holiday in the Western Cape of South Africa my brother and I took a day trip driving down the coast through Chapman’s Peak to Hout bay. We drove down the coast from Stellenbosch up to Fishoek and from there across the peninsula, through Chapman’s Peak all the way to Hout Bay. We got to drive next to the Indian Ocean on the south and … Continue reading Driving next to sheer cliffs through the scenic Chapman’s Peak.

Road Trip to see penguins at Betty’s Bay in the Eastern Cape.

Betty’s Bay is a very small seaside village in the Eastern Cape. My brother drove from Stellenbosch all the way along the coast to this small village. It was a lovely drive filled with stunning scenery!! Betty’s Bay is surrounded by the Harold Porter Nature Reserve thus covered with “fynbos” and other indigenous vegetation. Unfortunately summer time is quite dry here in the Western Cape … Continue reading Road Trip to see penguins at Betty’s Bay in the Eastern Cape.

Road Trip along the Eastern Cape Coast

On one of the lovely hot days this December my brother and I drove from Stellenbosch all along the coast down to Betty’s Bay. I rented a car for this road trip and the rental agency gave us a canary yellow little car. At least we couldn’t lose it in a huge parking lot!! While on this road trip I was once again reminded how beautiful South … Continue reading Road Trip along the Eastern Cape Coast

Yachts, Amarula and Sunshine in Richards Bay, South Africa!!

I spent the week visiting my friends Corli and Frikkie in the coastal town of Richards Bay in South Africa.  I used to live just outside Richards Bay which has a subtropical climate so it’s quite warm all year round. It was hot and sunny all week, perfect weather for a yacht trip! We made ourselves comfortable on the yacht with a glass of South … Continue reading Yachts, Amarula and Sunshine in Richards Bay, South Africa!!

Sunshine and beaches in Richards Bay, South Africa.

I was supposed to fly to Richards Bay the Sunday evening and was really looking forward to seeing my friends again for the first time in 3 years. Unfortunately as I got to the front of the check in row I was informed that my flight had been cancelled and that I would only be flying out the next afternoon!! I could believe they didn’t even let me know … Continue reading Sunshine and beaches in Richards Bay, South Africa.