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Archive for the ‘Cape Town’ category

  • Mandela and Me. A homage to Nelson Mandela

    Dec 7, 14 • 8969 views 4 comments

    Mandela and Me. A homage to Nelson Mandela This time last year, I was too sick with Malaria to pay homage to Nelson Mandela. Crying over his obituaries made me feel even more sorry for myself – but I owe Mandela so much. South Africa...

  • Getting wrecked in Cape Town

    Dec 16, 09 • 2366 views 2 comments

    The South African coastline – particularly near the Cape – is littered with shipwrecks and Arniston (Waenhuiskrans) takes its name from the ship that was wrecked here in 1815. Only six of the 378 on board survived. [PHOTO – not...

  • Shark bait – I was this close!

    Dec 11, 09 • 2131 views 1 comment

    Awaking to a nightmare at 4.45 a.m. was not the ideal start to a day that involved leaving the house before dawn, on my own, for a drive across country to dive into cold Atlantic water with man-eating sharks …. [Main Photo courtesy of Michael...

  • South Africa – Busman’s Holiday?

    Dec 8, 09 • 2834 views 5 comments

    The summit of Kilimanjaro pokes through the thick blanket of cloud thousands of feet beneath us – an image I’ll never forget – as we fly south. The three hour journey to Johannesburg seemed to last an eternity: a week of burning the...