Norval Museum (an impression)

Fairly new in the suburb Tokai (Cape Town) is the Norval Museum. It’s where (so it advertises itself) ‘Art, Architecture & Nature meet’. It’s a wonderful experience; worthwhile the effort. However one remark: when we looked it up on their website it stated that the admission fee was R 50.00 pp and when we, the …

In a museum

It’s quiet in the museum

In the museum 2

In the museum 1

A wonderful museum

I’ve seen many small town museums in South Africa but the one in Genadendal in the Western Cape is one of the better ones, if not; The Best! Genadendal is neglected by the tourism industry and maybe that’s good; I don’t like ‘tourism traps’ and this oldest mission station (founded in 1738) of the African …

Bric à Brac in THE Book Shop

Some photo’s I made at Hemingway’s in Hermanus. You might ask yourself if this is a book shop or a museum? It’s described as one of the ‘must visit spots’ in the new Louis Vuitton City Guide of Cape Town. Funny enough Hermanus is NOT in Cape Town but 120 odd kilometers East of the Mother …

The Museum

One of the finest educational museums to visit in the Western Cape, South Africa is the one dedicated to the Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias (sometimes written as Diaz) in Mossel Bay. The nice thing is the lack of coffee corners, restaurants and ‘Made in China’ souvenir shops but somewhere hidden within the museum is a shop …

Almost a museum piece

Matjiesfontein in one portrait of a village

Remember our recent road trip off the beaten track  (‘the real South Africa journey begins >100 km beyond Cape Town’). One of the places we (me and Yvonne) visited was Matjiesfontein and the most valuable memories we’ve composed in one portrait of a village. Most impressive for us were the wind pump and the entertaining …