I stumbled across this blogging challenge this morning when reading another blog. Those of you who know me, know I can’t resist a good challenge. So here I am. Totally unprepared, and already overworked and underpaid. Wait, make that unpaid. But this looks like fun. YOAST READ MORE
What do you think of when you hear of Africa?
Do you picture our vast assortment of magnificent wild animals, especially the big five? Do you think of the majestic Table Mountain, resplendent with her table cloth? Or the vast Sahara Desert?
Do you remember the scenes of violence you saw on TV, or the high crime rates? How about the first heart transplant? Or do you see a fascinating kaleidoscope of countries and cultures, traditions and beliefs, that all live in this amazing continent, the second biggest in the world? read more
Welcome to the beautiful land of Africa, home to some 1.111 billion people of every colour skin known to man.
Since the age of four, this continent, the second largest land mass on our globe, has been my home. I am proud to be part of our exciting and diverse Rainbow Nation, and I look forward to sharing some of it with you over the next 30 days. read more
A few years ago, we were driving through a mountain pass in the beautiful Western Cape in South Africa. Suddenly my husband had to stomp on the brake as a baboon family scampered across the road. read more
“Look out the window, Shirley,” my mother urged. “See that mountain? It’s Mt. Kilimanjaro.”
Even at my skeptical age of 12, I caught my breath. Rising serenely through the carpet of clouds on the left of our plane, was a majestic mountain peak, the first real mountain I had ever seen. The snow on its surface caught the rays of the sun and glittered, resembling jewels on the face of a royal crown. read more
About 75 kms (47 miles) from my home in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, is the magnificent Addo Elephant National Park. The third largest national park in South Africa, it is home to the big five as well as a large number of other animals. It is also home to the flightless dung beetle which is almost unique to that area of Africa. read more
Happy Easter everyone! The traditional greeting is, “Christ has risen!” And you reply, “He is risen indeed!”
It seems ideal that today I planned to share with you about the eagle, as of all the creatures on God’s planet, he is the one best able to typify the act of rising into the heavens, although he doesn’t quite reach the throne of God! read more
This post was written in April 2015, but is very relevant to our situation today, as the country of South Africa reels from the tremendous aftermath of massive fires along the Garden Route.
Tourists travel from all over the world to marvel at the fynbos in the Cape Floral Kingdom. This is the only floral kingdom in the world found entirely within one country. It lies along the southernmost area of South Africa. The kingdom covers a crescent-shaped area starting north of Cape Town as far as Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, and includes the beautiful Garden Route between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. read more
No series of posts based Out of Africa would be complete without a visit to the beautiful Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town. This hospital is situated on the slopes of Devil’s Peak, a small mountain adjacent to Table Mountain, part of the natural amphitheatre that forms a backdrop to the city of Cape Town. read more