One moment you are leisurely strolling with your toes in the sand next to the Maitland River and the next instant sweat is pouring down your forehead as you climb THE dune.
The name Sacramento is synonymous with Schoenmakerskop. There is the Sacramento Trail, the Sacramento cannon and the Sacramento Restaurant. But what is the Sacramento. She was a Portuguese galleon that aground just off Schoenmakerskop outside Port Elizabeth on 30 June 1647 in foul weather. By the time she hit the rocky coastline, she had a … Continue reading What is the Sacramento cannon aiming at?
The Wild Coast isn't called the Wild Coast for nothing. It may be paradise but it can get rough out there if it wants. So with that in mind, it's nogal strange that there are only three lighthouses (some websites say four but I'm not sure which the 4th one is) along this whole piece of … Continue reading Wild Coast lighthouses – Cape Morgan Lighthouse
One of my absolute travel highlights during 2017 is the fact that I finally got to visit the Hole in the Wall near Coffee Bay on the Wild Coast. It was somewhat of an embarrassment to be somebody promoting and marketing the Eastern Cape but having to say that I have never been there. It's … Continue reading I finally got to visit Hole in the Wall
There is an Afrikaans folk song that goes, Dis heerlike Lente, die Winter's verby... (It's time for Spring now that Winter has passed - doesn't quite roll off the tongue the same in English though) which means Summer is fast approaching. Longer days, better weather and spending more time outdoors over weekends. Plus the holiday season … Continue reading Things to do in Port Elizabeth this summer – Grab a backpack and take a hike
The Wild Coast is famous for it's magnificent coastline which can be explored in various ways ranging from hotel to hotel slack packing, spending time with locals or while staying at one of the excellent family hotels along the coast. I spent a night at Kob Inn at the Qora River mouth and got to have … Continue reading Beaches around Kob Inn on the Wild Coast
I have always just driven the R72 between Alexandria and Kenton-on-Sea and have only just seen the coastline and Alexandria dune field from the air on the occasion that the plane did fly this way en-route to or from PE airport. I have also always just heard how beautiful the drive along the loop past … Continue reading Driving the Woody Cape dirt road between Kenton and Alexandria
A week or two ago we spent a fabulous weekend in Kenton-on-Sea on Route 72 on the Sunshine Coast. The main reason for being there was to get away for a few days and we made good use of the opportunity to explore the stunning piece of coastline between the mouths of the Bushmans and … Continue reading Kenton selfie and a broken tablet
Everybody knows I like to explore and in South Africa we really have so much to discover. So when an invitation to visit Umhlanga and bring the Damselfly along came from the Holiday Inn Express Umhlanga, I jumped at the chance to see a new place and share it with my wife. With two nights … Continue reading An Express Holiday In(n) Umhlanga
On my last visit to Cape Town I had to make a stop in Noordhoek and returned to Cape Town via Fish Hoek and Boyes Drive. At the top of Boys Drive I pulled over to enjoy the view of Muizenberg Beach from the lookout where one of the shark spotters is based. The Shark … Continue reading Shark Spotters over Muizenberg