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Hermanus has grown up!

Hermanus has grown up!

Posted on: 28th February 2019| By: Marielle

I admit it. I’ve been guilty of not being very nice about Hermanus after its rapid overdevelopment and rampant commercialisation across the years. Memories of ‘varsity days in a once-charming seaside hamlet and all that … Well, as one of our wayward willing friends said this last weekend (of a few of us in general):…
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Overberg Adventure

Overberg Adventure

Posted on: 27th February 2019| By: Marielle

So … it was someone’s birthday, and the only way this particular individual knows how to celebrate is to embark on a wine-tasting-cum-food-exploration expedition. With a few willing friends in tow. It was a Malgas, Stanford, Hemel-en-Aarde, Hermanus style of adventure, with many stops along the way, so it comes to you as a few…
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Knysna also has Street Art!

Knysna also has Street Art!

Posted on: 21st February 2019| By: Marielle

Graffiti today — that is, the more polished creative kind — has been elevated to such an extent, it’s now called “street art”. Cape Town, Jo’burg, Durban, all have a slew of unbelievably talented spray-can artists, among them well-recognised names such as Faith47, Falko, Tapz, Kevin Love … and so, so, so many others. But…
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Inspired by Valentine’s Day

Inspired by Valentine’s Day

Posted on: 14th February 2019| By: Marielle

It being the 14th of February, these photos from travels all over the world show that love transcends borders, language, culture. Peep into the corners of any new country … there you will find love. Happy Red Hearts Day!   Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra, born in São Paulo, is famous all around the world…
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Nyathi, buffalo … it’s all the same

Nyathi, buffalo … it’s all the same

Posted on: 9th February 2019| By: Marielle

So, I’ve been lambasted by a friend for recently straying from the travel firmament in my Posts. He even threatened to unsubscribe! Well, then, back to travel tales… I’m going buffalo-rogue. Because that’s the name of Addo’s new(ish) — and very stylish — camp, Nyathi, directly north of Addo Rest Camp in the northern part…
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Shuddering at our past

Shuddering at our past

Posted on: 1st February 2019| By: Marielle

I have just read a book. It affected me so deeply, I’m compelled to talk about it. The book is tense, horrifying, brutal. It leaves you speechless. But, oh, the writing is such poetry, the words have such beauty and finesse, you simply can’t put it down. It is South African poet and author Antjie…
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