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Algeria … but not in North Africa

Algeria … but not in North Africa

Posted on: 22nd March 2019| By: Marielle

Anyone out there who’d like to test the integrity of your new all-terrain tyres? The interior suspension of your 4×4? Or you’re merely hankering after the head-banging joy of jackhammer corrugations (… and washaways, loose boulders, airborne dropoffs …). I have just the adventure for you. Actually, it’s a jeep track (and it says so…
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Knysna graffiti II

Knysna graffiti II

Posted on: 13th March 2019| By: Marielle

Following on from my recent story about Knysna’s street art, I got really excited when I subsequently passed a graffiti’d wall that seemed to suggest famous street artist Rasty (left) of Johannesburg had visited. It was a simple tag in black letters (at which I was a teeny disappointed because some of his more elaborate…
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Spooks and Sea Dragons

Spooks and Sea Dragons

Posted on: 4th March 2019| By: Marielle

Final instalment of our Overberg food and wine extravaganza … where else but among the truly lovely mountains of Hemel-en-Aarde? It’s a place of rounded green hills with rock knuckles pulsing through; neat graphic lines of vineyards swaying upward along mountain slopes; and even furtive glimpses through to a distant shimmer of ocean. This is…
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A little art, a little wine

A little art, a little wine

Posted on: 1st March 2019| By: Marielle

Having got off my high horse (as per my previous post) and stepped down to street level in Hermanus, I was simply thrilled with what I saw. Hope you get a little thrilled yourself. And then there was our arranged tasting to get our wine-stomping boots into, at Hermanuspietersfontein (well, there’s the Kaalvoet Meisie [barefoot…
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