The Garden Route takes the lion's share of the glory when it comes to the Western Cape's claim to being among the world's most beautiful. But those in the know in South Africa also quietly celebrate the lesser known treasures of the west coast's N7 and the R62 into the Karoo. The arid scrub of the Karoo extends for hundreds of...
London - jewel in the crown. Originally a Londoner, I’d seen every filter on the city - but taking one’s kids there, and for just a few days, wipes the slate clean. Kids are a special lens on all their own - everything you ever thought you knew about the nation's capital looks different with children because you’re no...
I never again thought I'd see the day I didn't want rain. After South Africa's record-breaking drought in the Western Cape leaving dams just a few drops short of empty, a winter rain (let's call it torrential downpour) for a whole weekend should be the very gift from heaven we prayed for. The small problem was that we had invested a little...
Nature versus nurture... The engines were revving high. The first few months of the year had taken my plans and goals and run amok, laughing in the face of my aspirations. The first quarter had literally demolished my calm, leaving me with only one option, a 2018 reboot. Hold power down and restart. Given the urgency, my wife and I...
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