A collector’s Dream

Most probably by far the largest (private) collection of curiosity and antiques in the Overberg region in the Western Cape, South Africa, can be found in some barns in the ‘outback’ of Napier. Skilled craftsman Mike Pope has been collecting the items during his entire life.   When visiting him he apologizes himself for the …

South Africa’s largest wooden watermill ….

.. in Elim hasn’t been used for quite a while. Two years ago it was working nicely after a long restoration period and there were big plans for its use (grinding flour, etc.) but it seems that (local?) politics caused non-activity. Pity.


Recently we visited, after many years, the southern Most Tip of the African Continent. Well …. ‘Southern Most’???? (…. since the Southern Most Rock is nowadays on our mantelpiece…. šŸ™‚ ) We noticed that the famous lighthouse is still under restoration.