Portrait of Zama

IsiXhosa Magic of ‘La Barista Extra-ordinaire’ in the region’s favourite coffee cafe.

Two Locations; Different Spheres

Two landscapes, shot in the ‘Hemel en Aarde Vallei’ (Heaven and Earth Valley) in the Overberg region in South Africa.

Landscapes of the Overberg 13

Farmers are the large scale landscapers on a global scale. Here in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, more specific in and around our village Stanford, it’s not different to the rest of the world. Every human intervention in nature leaves traces and around here I enjoy the photogenic gems on my way to …

Landscapes in the Overberg 8

Farmers are the large scale landscapers on a global scale. Here in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, more specific in and around our village Stanford, it’s not different to the rest of the world. Every human intervention in nature leaves traces and around here I enjoy the photogenic gems on my way to …

The story of Dassie and the elephant

One day, a long, long time ago (long before the first European settlers set foot on Table Mountain),  Dassie and the elephant were crossing a wooden bridge somewhere in the Overberg region in the Western Cape, South Africa. Says Dassie to the elephant: “Together we make a lot of noise … don’t we cousin?”

His Grandfather used the ride the bike …

Now it’s in use as decoration at the entrance of a restaurant in Napier, Overberg region, South Africa where the cat is the boss and the proprietors are just there to pay the loans…. 🙂

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.

Off the beaten track

No photoshopping with this picture although I’ve used elements of it in several ‘imaginaries’. This is South Africa off-the-beaten-track or to be more specific; the Papiesvlei Road near Stanford in the Overberg region in the Western Cape. If you follow this road you’ll see somewhere in nowhere a traffic light (“Robot” in South African English). …