What happens in Greyton ..

After a detour soaking up history and culture of Genadendal, it was just a few kms to Greyton. And what a treat this village is. Named after Sir George Grey, the Governor of the Cape, the layout of the village has changed little since 1854 when it was established.  It’s interesting to note that it was only in…

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Genadendal, an Overberg treasure

 Roadtrip to the Overberg, first stop: Genadendal! My sister, who lives in Pretoria, came to visit me last week and we were blessed with magnificent spring weather so I jumped at the chance to be a tourist in my own region and took her somewhere off my usual beaten track in the Overberg: Genadendal and Greyton.…

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Homo naledi, new species discovered at Maropeng

Homo naledi There was huge excitement in South Africa, and the world, this morning as we turned on our televisions and radios to hear what historically important announcement was to be made. We were not disappointed – a new species of hominin has been discovered at Maropeng, the Cradle of Humankind The initial discovery was…

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Hiking Table Mountain safely

Table Mountain attracts hikers from all over the world and there are locals who walk to the top on a regular basis. If you’re fit the best way to visit this iconic landmark is to hike up and take the cable-car down. Unfortunately, many people underestimate this mountain – possibly because it’s flat-topped and not…

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Swellendam

SWELLENDAM is more than just an Overberg stop-over – it is steeped in history and surrounded by natural beauty. Swellendam, South Africa’s third oldest town after Cape Town and Stellenbosch, is often overlooked or considered as nothing more than a stop-over. This is doing it an injustice but perhaps I shouldn’t be writing this because the town…

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