There is no difference in the water….

Took this picture last Sunday at the Southern Most Tip of the African Continent. Except for this monument and a beautiful lighthouse (see one of the previous postings) there is not much to see in Cape Agulhas. But for hikers … well, that’s different; an 5.5 km stroll in a nature reserve!

On the building site

Friends of us who recently moved to the village and open their restaurant in a few months time like to build and restore in the traditional way. Materials (like tatch) are resourced as close by as possible and the construction of this roof window is also something not many people dare to undertake nowadays.

A visit to the botanical garden in Caledon

About 50 kilometer from the place we live is the small town of Caledon and this place has a beautiful botanical garden in one of the oldest conservation areas in South Africa. Next month a magazine will publish my photographic impressions of this garden and I will keep you updated about this. For now, just …

And now it’s open …

… see also previous posting… šŸ™‚ Protea is one of these fynbos genera and we are living in the middle of it. The Overberg region is the global center for the protea culture. Farmers grow them in plantations and also collect flowers in their ‘veld’. They need to have several permits for that. Where-ever in …

Protea in de bud

Tomorrow it will be open. Protea is one of these fynbos genera and we are living in the middle of it. The Overberg region is the global center for the protea culture. Farmers grow them in plantations and also collect flowers in their ‘veld’. They need to have several permits for that. Where-ever in the …

And …. Another bird

There are a few hundred bird species nestling in a radius of 10 km in and around our village. Don’t ask for names for I’m getting old and tempt to forget ( šŸ™ šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ ) but they are beautiful!

Free Rangers

At the Good Luck Farm just outside our village one can imagine true free range livestock; from chickens and ducks to guinea-pigs. The ‘farm products’ end up on your plate in a local restaurant but than we know it’s good!

It’s purple and in our garden

This Adenia (origin Southern Africa) has a diameter of about 75 cm. In an optimal environment the caudex can grow to a height and with of 2.5 meter. It survived our garden (the very South of South Africa) for the last 23 months but let’s see a day, a week, a month and a year …

Consumerism (2 pictures!)

Clouds of Franschhoek

Every region in South Africa has more or less its own clouds. That has probably much to do with the different landscapes and climates. Here two of the typical clouds you’ll see more often in Franschhoek than in Cape Town or other places in the Western Cape.