I’ve Fallen in Love

Even before we ever got to Franschhoek, I fell in love with the name. It sounded so pretty and I couldn't get enough of saying it over and over again. Which is perhaps why we settled on Franschhoek Manor as our Bed & Breakfast, and it was an excellent choice. Our room was perfect, the host entertaining, his food and wine recommendations excellent, and the weekend magical.

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Jamila Lodge

Jamila Lodge has everything you could ask from a luxury lodge for your African safari destination. It’s situated on top of a hill with stunning views all around and a cool breeze wafting up from the valley, the service and food are excellent, and we particularly enjoyed the hot tub right on our own private deck. It's located in Welgevonden Game Reserve only a few hours from Johannesburg.

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Whale Watching in Knysna

I had promised you the third installment in my Wilderness series, which was our whale watching tour departing from Knsysna.

As I’ve mentioned before, this involved me going through gigantic waves in a small boat, which I had vowed never to do again after some friends took us through an inlet ... 

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The Bloukrans Bungy Jump

I thought hard about the right title for this post. Most appropriately I’d call it “the near-heart-attack incident” but I didn’t want to alarm you. However, that is precisely how it felt. I’m not sure how I got pulled into letting my child fling himself off a bridge – ... 

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Madikwe

I’ve been wanting to write about safaris and game viewing for quite some time. There are so many choices and places to go, it’s hard to even break through the surface. Your inclination, as a freshly-arrived expat, is to wait and get your new life sorted out before you feel like going travelling ... 

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