Landscapes in the Overberg 2

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 1

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 …

Winter Green

Just a few shots along the provincial road nearby. The Western Cape is a Winter rainfall area with relatively dry Summers. The fresh green is what most people expect during Spring. Here you can experience that during Winter. And also the local wood logger is in the green.

Fossilized Nguni

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

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.

In perspective

This image of a landscape was made last Sunday near a wine cellar 15 kilometer North of Stanford in the Western Cape, South Africa. The distance to the Riviersonderend Mountains in the background is about 40 kilometer. Picture made with 300mm zoom. Yes; we are far sighted.

Off the beaten track in Franschhoek

Today we made a day trip to Franschhoek; a mere 140 km drive (2x). Instead visiting wine cellars and all the other things most tourists do we decided to go a bit off the beaten track with the exception of a lunch at Reuben. Reuben (named after ‘Le Chef’) is best described as an upper …

Architecture; The original Cape Dutch

Cape Dutch architecture is very much identified with the rounded gables as one sees on pictures of wine estates in the Western Cape. But the original Cape Dutch homesteads in this part of South Africa did not have these gables but they had nicely rounded roofs. Local architect Maureen Wolters designed an original for friends …

Rock Art from Sam

The Indonesian born artist Sam Siyahaya, nowadays living in Holland, painted this rock for us during his stay with us sometime ago. We named it Sammy and Sammy is cool.. People who are acquainted with the Klaas Voogds area near Robertson (our previous place) will recognize the Langeberg Mountains in that part of the Western …

Fan Aloe

Or Aloe plicatillis originates from the fynbos area between Franschhoek and Stellenbosch in South Africa and is naturally distributed throughout simular environments in the Western Cape. Unnaturally it also ended up in our garden…