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Easy Afrikaans: Saying “Hello”

To many English-speakers’ ears, Afrikaans sounds a lot like German, or a cross between German and Dutch. But while its Germanic roots certainly have a lot to do with how it’s spoken today, Afrikaans has also been influenced by Indonesian and, of course, African languages. Afrikaans carries quite a lot […]


Trekker’s Hostel Highlights: Hermanus Backpackers

Greetings and salutations to all my travel buddies out there. Today I am going to be re-exploring Hermanus Backpackers, definitely one of my all time fav spots! Book your stay at Hermanus Backpackers.


Lupo’s, Wynberg, Cape Town: Restaurant Review

Lupo’s 19 Wolfe Street Wynberg, Cape Town | Map Lupo’s Specialty: Italian buffet and cooking school Contact: Tel: +27 (0) 21 762 3855, Fax: N/A SA Blog recommends a look inside? If you happen to be passing by. Further Insight & Opinion It’s not that I have anything against Lupo’s […]


Chef Pon’s Asian Street Bar, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town: Restaurant Review

Chef Pon’s Asian Street Bar Cnr. Kloof & Union Sts. Tamboerskloof, Cape Town | Map Chef Pon’s, Tamboerskloof Specialty: Indonesian cuisine Contact: Tel: +27 (0) 21 422 4033 SA Blog recommends a look inside? Definitely Further Insight & Opinion There are two Chef Pon’s in Cape Town – one that […]


Piscine View: A Brace of Cape Salmon!

Spotted! A Brace of Cape Salmon Where from? Somewhere southeast of Cape Point, probably. Loving SA yet? No! Why not? Because we ended up on the cold, hard concrete of Kalk Bay harbour, obviously! Cape Salmon Highlight so far? Making it to the size we did. Sore points? Being auctioned […]


Avian View: A Pair of Oystercatchers!

Spotted! A pair of oystercatchers! Where from? Yzerfontein, up the West Coast from Cape Town (map). Oystercatchers Loving SA yet? Yes! Why? Because we have our very own, dedicated, Oystercatcher Conservation Program! Highlight so far? Ululating like a plover! Sore points? The fact that we breed during the tourist season, […]