Weekend in Stanford – Part 6: A roundtrip via De Kelders, Pearly Beach, Baardskeerdersbos and Danger Point

After our wonderfully relaxing and uplifting walk around Platbos Forest, we drove down to the coast at De Kelders. Our plan was to drive through to L’Agulhas, where I wanted to climb up the famous lighthouse at the southernmost point of Africa. We had been there many, many years ago, and I was really looking…

An unforgettable birthday weekend in the Riviersonderend Mountains

On Friday, 16 July 2010, we headed in the direction of McGregor for an extended weekend away in the Riviersonderend mountains, to celebrate my birthday (and that of Madiba) on 18 July. We stayed in a little Kliphuisie (or stone cottage) at Onverwacht Flora, a mountain top farm near the famous Boesmanskloof trail between Greyton…

A visit to the peaceful Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary (Part IV)

In July, we spent a weekend in the Riviersonderend mountains, staying in a little stone cottage at Onverwacht Flora, a mountain top farm near the famous Boesmanskloof trail between Greyton and McGregor. This is Part IV, and here are the links to the other parts: From Cape Town to Onverwacht (Part I) Exploring the surroundings…