Out & About

What to do and where. Recommending places to visit, things to do, in South Africa and beyond.

Debengeni Falls in the Magoebaskloof 1
Beyond the dusty bushveld and koppies, and rising at the north eastern tip of the Drakensberg escarpment, Magoebaskloof is a treasure of verdant hills, valleys and a dense forest. Between Polokwane and Tzaneen in the Limpopo province, Magoesbaskloof is surprisingly close to Joburg and made for an ideal weekend getaway […]

Magoebaskloof Weekend

Western Cape
Elephant Walk
It’s the end of year school holidays, and the Garden Route is teeming with visitors – Gautengers escaping urbanism and Capetonians escaping other inlanders who’ve overtaken Cape Town. Yet, even with all the additional temporary residents, it’s still possible to find Eden on the Garden Route. My most recent visit […]

Evading holidaymakers on the Garden Route

Western Cape
Breakfast at La Montagne
The thing about small towns is that there’s not much to do, and so food and eating tends to evolve into a major past time. This is even more so when the town in question has drawn city expats seeking a break from the rush of N1 traffic and N2 housing eyesores. And so it happened that my weekend in Riebeek Kasteel (last month) turned out to be a weekend of eating.

A weekend of food in Riebeek Kasteel