Tags » South Africa

Tasting Andre Bruyns' Superb Second Vintage of City On A Hill 2016 in the Swartland...

So yesterday, after a very hectic weekend of vineyard exploration and tasting in the Swartland, I headed back to Stellenbosch stopping enroute at David Sadie’s leased cellar at the Dassenbosch farm in the Paardeberg area of the Swartland where decomposed granitic soils rule the roost. 222 more words

Walking with Giraffes

Just before sunset we went for a walk to the birdhide. Suddenly we realized we were surrounded by giraffes. Adults and younger ones were grazing peacefully on the acacia trees along the river. 60 more words

South Africa

Referee headbutts Angola player in friendly vs South Africa

This is not something you see every day – a referee headbutting a player during a friendly.

Botswana official Joshua Bondo, who is nicknamed ‘sprinter’ due to his high energy levels on the pitch, took charge of Tuesday night’s friendly between South Africa and Angola. 126 more words


The Separation

Breaking the news that there’s a male lion in the area often creates pandemonium in a game reserve. To me it is almost more interesting watching the people’s various reactions and responses to the sighting than the sighting itself. 389 more words

Good Hope at the Rijksmuseum

There’s an exhibition on at the Rijksmuseum that documents the relationship between South Africa and the Netherlands, which goes back to 1600. The exhibition is titled; … 738 more words


The Delicate Balance of Friends & Great White Sharks

The warning signs were all there.

One friend was slow to commit to plans and made a point to keep an unusually close eye on me leading up to the day of our trip, and the other needed to be bribed with the promise of several days spent in wine country in order to even think about setting foot on the boat. 2,006 more words