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 ... 


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 – ... 



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 ... 


Great Info about South Africa and Johannesburg

While I take pride in occasionally making you laugh about my escapades as an expat in Johannesburg, there are other, much better researched sources of information out there. There is no reason for me to re-invent the wheel, so please visit the following:

Jozikids: Wonderful resource for anything related to kids or family life in and around Johannesburg, such as schools, things to do, parties, babysitting, sports, and classifieds. City of Johannesburg: Another good resource for events in Johannesburg and all sorts of other information (this is where you can report potholes and out-of-order traffic lights, as well as request new dustbins – but don’t hold your breath on the delivery!) Gumtree: The equivalent of Craigslist, also available for Cape Town, Durban, and Eastern Cape. Bushbreaks: By far the best website I’ve found for finding and booking game lodges in Southern Africa; organized very well, has great overviews of the different game reserves, and offers friendly service and good discounts to boot.