No Ebola in South Africa!

Since the outbreak of Ebola in December 2013 the world has panicked. The three countries affected – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – are on the west coast of the continent of Africa, some 5650 kms, or 3500 miles, from South Africa. And yet, so many people still think it is not safe to come to…

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Bleskop Memorial

Driving in and out of Franschhoek on the R45 as often as I do, I’ve passed a cryptic sign and small memorial dozens of times without stopping to investigate. Eventually, the other day I pulled over to satisfy my curiosity. The sign reads Bleskop which is Afrikaans for ‘baldy’. Since the memorial is to honour soldiers from the Franschhoek…

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Companys Garden – Part 4, Things to do

The last in our series on the gorgeous Company’s Garden in the centre of         Cape Town – things to see and do. Things you can do in the Company’s Garden that cost nothing  Things to do that cost almost nothing A meal that costs less than you’d expect

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Companys Garden – Part 3, The Memorials

The Company’s Garden is adorned with various memorials, statues and decorative items. Most of them date from last century which makes them much newer than the Garden itself and few of them have a direct connection to the Garden or its original creators but they’re all connected to the history of the Cape and the people…

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