The Baardskeerdersbos Art Route

Today we ‘did’, as last year, the Baardskeersdersbos Art Route; an event organised by all residing artists of Baardskeerdersbos; a hamlet somewhere in nowhere in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, South Africa. There are 14 artists living is this place but they invited colleagues from elsewhere to co-participate so we lost count of …

Weekly Photo Challenge SIGNS: Guest Relations

Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs In Stanford, Western Cape, South Africa.

Crossing the Barrier

20 Odd years after ‘apartheid’ there are still some barriers to overcome in South Africa. This village (Stanford, Western Cape) is not an exception although the relations between people of different walks of life are relatively good and more on equal base than we experienced in some other places in the ‘Rainbow Nation’. There is …

Pig’s Snout Magic

Saturday 6 September 2014, I hiked with the Strandveld Hiking Club along the lagoon and up to the magic of Pig’s Snout between Stanford and Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa. Over 20 people from as far as Quebec and even from Cape Town joined the 8 kilometer hike. I’ve been in many forests including nearby …

Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

Humanity begins in your own environment was my first thought when I read about it in the Weekly Photo Challenge in the Daily Post. 20 Odd years after ‘apartheid’ there are still some barriers to overcome in South Africa. I live in Stanford, Western Cape, South Africa. This village is not an exception although the relations between people …

Architecture: Impression of The Forest Lodge at Grootbos

(Grootbos is a private nature reserve near Stanford in the Overberg region in the Western Cape, South Africa)

Sunset at Grootbos; shot from The Forest Lodge

(Grootbos is a private nature reserve near Stanford in the Overberg region in the Western Cape, South Africa. 2 pictures)  

Weekly Challenge: Adventure

This Week’s Photo Challenge is ‘Adventure‘: For me an ‘adventure’ is discovering off-the-beaten-tracks in our own area; in this case in The Overberg region in the Western Cape, South Africa. This road leads into, what I call, The Forgotten Valley; commonly known as Tesselaarsdal. This valley is named after the first Dutch settler (17th/18th-century) Johannes …

The Green, Green Overberg ….

…. in the Western Cape, South Africa. This region is the food basket of Cape Town. If you want to have it real fresh on your plate ….

Overcast pictures of ….

Elim, Western Cape, South Africa. (shot on 2 different days)