Roses on the roadside in Elgin, by Morag Noffke. Roses, roses, roses.My overwhelming memory of driving through the orchards in Elgin and Grabouw was of all the roses. The rose is one of my favorite flowers and they felt and looked so abundant lining streets. We were on the lookout for a private airfield that … Continue reading Elgin and Grabouw
Derek's flight over Franschhoek and Theewaterskloof Dam Last Thursday I posted about Our visit to Franschhoek and surrounds. Some of you might already know that Derek flies a Microlight: so as today is International Civil Aviation Day I thought I would like to share with you a special video Derek made for you on my … Continue reading International Civil Aviation Day
I would like to share our recent trip through the winelands in Franschhoek and countryside close to where we live in the Western Cape. Leopard's Lead, near Le Motte in Franschhoek, by Morag NoffkeI love how Franschhoek sits in a valley, snuggled by mountains on three sides. First we went to Leopard’s leap for lunch. … Continue reading Our visit to Franschhoek and surrounds.
My most memorable border crossing was from Zambia into Botswana at Kazangula. After we had travelled across Lake Kariba from Zimbabwe to Zambia we stayed for a night at Cubu Cabins where we had stayed when visiting Victoria Falls on our way to Malawi. We had wanted to visit Prince Sibeso again in the South … Continue reading Kazungula Border Post: My terrifying experience.
As I mentioned last week (Ferry trip across Lake Kariba) in the evening the fishing boats began to make an appearance on Lake Kariba, one by one, little by little filling the whole lake with little twinkling lights in the dark, like diamonds on black velvet. The ferry droned on and drowned out the voices … Continue reading Kamari’s story
Early morning on Lake Kariba, by Morag Noffke. The ferry trip was a highlight for Derek. He had been really excited to be travelling by boat. For some strange reason even although my father was a seafaring ship’s captain and I had been brought up on boats as a young girl I do not share … Continue reading Ferry trip across Lake Kariba.
As I already mentioned, we had planned to travel back to South Africa through Mozambique as many of our friends had done in the past but we heard the news that it was not safe to travel back that way and so we went back on an unplanned adventure through Zambia and stayed at two … Continue reading Traveling via Zambia and Zimbabwe to Lake Kariba.
An interlude to our African Travels.I decided to invite a friend of mine, Tracy, to give you a glimpse into her world as she lives on a nature reserve close by to me. Although the nature reserve is surrounded by suburbs it lies quite close to the coast so I have included some pictures of … Continue reading A glimpse of Life on a small nature reserve in Cape Town.
Our last night on Lake Malawi was at the Pottery lodge, where we had stayed on our way up. It was a perfect evening for another wonderful warm sunset, echoing the warm hearted Malawian people. Soon we would be travelling back through southern Africa to South Africa. Lake Malawi, M Noffke.I didn't have a fancy … Continue reading Our last memories of Malawi.
Our stay at Makuzi Beach. Makuzi Beach, M Noffke.Makuzi Beach, M Noffke.Makuzi lodge, M Noffke.Makuzi Beach, M Noffke Makuzi Beach, M Noffke.Makuzi Beach, by M Noffke.Makuzi Beach, by M Noffke. Finally, after quite a bit of searching, we found a place where we felt happy to settle for 10 days of holidaying: camping style. It … Continue reading Makuzi Beach, Malawi