24 January 2017
Natural History Museum

More information coming soon.

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22 January 2017
Company Gardens

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16 January 2017
Castle of Good Hope

The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest building in South Africa, built by the Dutch East India Company, between 1666 and 1679, right on the water's edge for defense.  Our Castle resembles a fort, a pentagon in shape and was home to a variety of governor's of the Cape. Today it is a wonderful […]

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16 January 2017
Signal Hill

Signal Hill is at an elevation of 350 metres and offers some of the best views over the city centre, harbour, Waterfront and of course of Table Mountain itself.  Signal Hill is a popular spot to bring tourists when the cable car at Table Mountain is closed, but even if you have already been to […]

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12 January 2017
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

The land was bequeathed to the Republic of South Africa by Cecil John Rhodes.  In 1913, with the vision of Professor Harold Pearson, the transformation began into the botanical gardens.  Today Kirstenbosch celebrates being a world heritage site with numerous events throughout the year. The best time to visit Kirstenbosch is during our Spring (September […]

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9 January 2017
Noon Gun, Cape Town

At Lion Battery, on the slopes of Signal Hill, the oldest SBML guns in the world are fired daily at 12 noon (except Sundays and public holidays). It is best to arrive around 11.30am so that you can leisurely enjoy the views of the stadium, city and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, until the gentleman arrives […]

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27 October 2016
Rustenberg - a visit to the Barlow family private home

I am a member of the Simon van der Stel Society in Cape Town and they organise some interesting outings to historical places which are not typically open to the public.  Today was an amazing experience to visit the home of Simon and Rozanne Barlow, owners of the Rustenberg wine estate, initially purchased in 1941 […]

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26 October 2016
Duck Parade at Vergenoegd

Vergenoegd vineyards are located just off the N2 highway along the R310, and have been using Runner ducks for the last 30 years to assist in the control of the snail and pest population in the vineyards.  Vergenoegd have created an opportunity to showcase this special workforce of just over a 1000 ducks in a […]

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15 March 2016
Allister Sparks: The Sword and the Pen, at the Book Lounge

The Book Lounge is known for hosting some of the most interesting book launches and last night was no exception with Allister Sparks in conversation with John Maytham.  Sparks has been a political journalist for the last 66 years and has covered all our intense political events through apartheid and the new democracy.  I had […]

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13 March 2016
The Price of Gold - photography exhibition at The Slave Lodge

I was moved by The Price of Gold exhibition at the Slave Lodge, which has now been extended to March 31.  Photographer, Thom Pierce, traveled through the rural areas within the Eastern Cape and Orange Free State provinces to capture the stories of career mine workers who have been abandoned by their employers with minimal […]

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