It is totally against the rules to get out of your vehicle anywhere in the Addo Elephant National Park except for one or two spots. One of those is Domkrag Dam where a new sign has been erected to warn visitors that it is a Big 5 reserve and wild animals do roam freely. Miggie … Continue reading Addo warning signs
Imagine my surprise when I found an Afrikaans inscription on a plaque behind the baptismal font in the St Augustine's Catholic Cathedral. Very unusual.
I was in East London a couple of weeks ago and noticed the neighbourhood watch board on the guesthouse gate. Neighbourhood watch groups do an amazing job getting residents together and curbing crime in residential areas and I live in a suburb with a very active neighbourhood watch. Looking at this board though I thought … Continue reading A Ninja Turtle problem in East London
Being from the Eastern Cape we all know that there are areas where you have to be very careful driving at night. Unlike our friends in the Big Smoke it's not robbers and highjackers we have to be careful of, but rather Kudus. These big antelope jump fences up to 2 meters tall and come … Continue reading Beware the Warthog
A walk around the Reinet House Museum in Graaff-Reinet recently had me wander into the mill house in the backyard. They're currently busy with restoration work and a hand written sign on a piece of torn off cardboard caught my eye. I just had to snicker. Clearly somebody asked one of the Afrikaans workers doing … Continue reading "We still Bezzy for the Moument"
After climbing the Danger Point Lighthouse outside Gansbaai in the Overberg in December, Drama Princess and I headed down the path towards the rocks to find a Geocache hidden nearby. As we hit the trail down we encountered this sign. Damn, those must be big spiders if there is a warning sign including them along … Continue reading Scaredy-cat
The Seal Point Nature Reserve in Cape St Francis is home to the SANCCOB penguin sanctuary which is situated right next to the historic Seal Point Lighthouse. From St Francis Way there is a short road that takes visitors to the lighthouse and SANCCOB centre and it is at this intersection that SANCCOB has erected … Continue reading Drive carefully at Seal Point Nature Reserve
South Africa's roads have many different road signs. Some you see everywhere and sometimes you get those who crop up and make you do a double take. When it comes to people and animals on the road there are quite a few. Pedestrian crossing signs. Warning signs for cattle, tortoises, children, poth-o-les (I'm not sure what a … Continue reading Warning: Buffalo Crossing
This railway signal at Cockscomb Station on the R75 to Graaff-Reinet really tickled my fancy for some reason.
The last few weeks have been a challenge. It wasn't just my car being stolen with my backpack and everything in it which was locked in the boot. It was also the fact that my backpack contained my camera which meant that I haven't been able to take photos lately except for a few pics … Continue reading Local is lekker….