Monthly Archives: May 2015

Zuurberg – A mountain of sweet treats

Nature's great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing ~ John Donne Many a true word has been spoken about these enormously majestic and gracious beasts who defy all that we think we understand about civility and benevolence. Humans have forever been amazed and intrigued by these unassuming grey giants and their seemingly plain, [...]

Royal Palms Umhlanga – What a dish!

“Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing, she goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.” ~ Henry Youngman Funny. Hilarious even, but more to the point, absolutely true. A restaurant experience evokes powerful emotions and [...]

Mount Camdeboo – Karoo incarnate

I wish I could throw the wisdom of these stones at you their surfaces burnt in the unrelenting Karoo sun, a furnace of ageless, forgotten intensity filled with ripples. I wish I could show you my heart, hiding here and begging for the peace of this place ~ Tanzanite I have long since read words that [...]

Taking it easy, ‘Big Easy’

“There is a grandeur to this scenery that reminds me of the Scottish Highlands; a place such as Gleneagles, for instance. Take it from me, a world class golf course in such a unique and special setting as this is a rare combination.” ~ Ernie Else Theodore Ernest Else is truly … something else. He [...]

Dullstroom – an outpost with attitude

Small towns have the knack to somehow always be more than everybody else believes ~ Anon Generally, historians give importance to big cities by highlighting their role in the chronicles of the past while small towns are ignored along with their contribution to ethnic and social development in society. However, each small town has its [...]