If you happen to make your way to Plettenburg Bay along the Garden Route in South Africa then I highly suggest you make a stop and walk around the Robberg Nature Reserve. It’s a nature reserve on a small peninsula extending from the oceanside town. The hike will take you about 2 hours if you… Continue reading Robberg Nature Reserve
Category: South Africa
We Saw Cheetahs Today!
I know my posts have been all over the place and things haven’t been in order. The first step is admitting I have a problem and it’s something I’m working on. But seriously, we saw some cheetahs today! Sure, they were in big cages, but pretty cool stuff nevertheless.
Viva La Residence! (Franschhoek)
I have to preface this post by saying that I hope you all get the chance to visit this place at some point in your life. Pretty amazing. Last Friday night we (Reidruffs) headed to Franschhoek for some wine tasting and a night at the La Residence. A colleague of mine, Andrea, had mentioned that… Continue reading Viva La Residence! (Franschhoek)
Lunch in Heaven
I’m a big backlogged at the moment with my posts so I’ll try to fill you all in soon. So let’s start with Heaven. A couple of weeks ago Shan and I made the decision to get out of town for the weekend and headed to Hermanus. It’s a great beach town and I’ll post… Continue reading Lunch in Heaven
A trend in South Africa is to offer prepaid electricity. You top up by going wherever electricity is sold. We go around the corner to the gas station, pay as much as we like and get a token. The token is then entered in the machine and you get more kilowatt hours to work with.… Continue reading Prepaid Electricity
Saturday kicked off the weekend in wine country. Destination: Stellenbosch. Mission: Drink and Be Merry. Our friends, Tom and Gabby, came around our place at 11am and we headed off east. 45 minutes away and we were there. Yep, it’s that close. Can we please move here already? We checked into our Life & Leisure… Continue reading Stellenbosch
Rand: It’s How You Pay for Stuff
I don’t really know anything about it other than that it’s called Rand. It’s the South African currency and it’s currently trading at about 1 US Dollar to 8.8 South African Rand. They recently unveiled a new set of notes picturing Nelson Mandela which, appropriately, the people are proud of. Now I just need to… Continue reading Rand: It’s How You Pay for Stuff