Sea Mist moving in

This picture was shot last Tuesday afternoon at around 4 near Die Kelders in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Canola fields all over

The Overberg area in the Western Cape, South Africa, is one of the ‘food baskets’ on which Cape Town survives. It’s also known as one of the main national suppliers of Canola. This is the time of the year that you see flowering canolas. Just a few shots while on the road.

In a magazine

The regional glossy Land n Sand published 7 pages of nature/garden/landscape photographs of me. See here. From page 62 to 69 a ‘photographic essay’ of the botanical garden in Caledon, Western Cape, South Africa. Such a pity that all tourists are directed to the state financed gardens. The others have so much more to offer…. …

As close as it can get to an elephant ….

….. from a genetically point of view. Pictured is a ‘Dassie‘ whale watching in Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa.

Heads of Medusae

The Euphorbia caput medusae originates from the fynbos area in the Western Cape, South Africa and is, according to scientists, most probably endemic to Table Mountain. The sap of this succulent plant is highly poisonous. The plant is also known as Heads of Medusae. It’s always a pleasure to photograph the flower heads.

The Dunes …

… at ‘Die Kelders’ between Stanford and Gansbaai in the Western Cape, South Africa  

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), ┬áDassie 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?”

Fossilized Nguni

Somewhere in one of the ‘back streets, of Napier, Western Cape, South Africa.

Rocket Science in South Africa

Church tower in Napier, Overgerg, Western Cape, South Africa. More about the South African Dutch Reformed Rocket Science read this interesting article (opens in new window).

THE Garden at Fraai Uitzicht 1798

Today I checked the garden we created 2 years ago at Guesthouse Fraai Uitzicht 1798 (4* rated) in the Klaas Voogds Valley near Robertson in the Western Cape, South Africa. It still looks good despite a little backlog in maintenance (due to ‘awesome busy season’) but at the moment 2 staff members weeding. Soon we …