SAPO Highlights The Diversity Of South African Cultures

In Philately On 16 September 2013 0 Comments

It is no wonder we are called the rainbow nation, with our abundance of cultural symbols and artwork showcasing a most interesting history. SA Post Office has done… Read More »

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Read Every Day, Lead a Better Life

In Interesting Things On 12 September 2013 0 Comments

“Read Every Day, Lead a Better Life” is the mantra that Scholastic lives by. Scholastic, is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and a leader… Read More »

Apple’s new iPhones are a double whammy!

In Technology On 11 September 2013 0 Comments

As geeks of all shapes and sizes focused in unison on Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California last night, CEO Tim Cook unveiled not one but two new iPhones… Read More »

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Spring Flowers, Who Can Resist?

In Out & About On 11 September 2013 0 Comments

Flowers, flowers everywhere. Carpets of them as far as the eye can see. Spring is here at last. A visit to any of the West Coast areas is… Read More »

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Beautiful Rock Formations of The Cederberg on Stamps

In Philately On 17 August 2013 0 Comments

Travelling through South Africa with its remarkable variety of landscapes, one can’t help noticing the unusual rock formations along the way, some of which are part of sites… Read More »


Rietvlei flooded as storms hit Cape Town

In Out & About On 16 August 2013 2 Comments

Last time we had this kind of flooding in Cape Town was in 2007. Today we travelled around Rietvlei and down to Milnerton to capture photos of what’s… Read More »

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S. A. Celebrates 19th World Transplant Games With A Stamp Issue

In Philately On 26 July 2013 0 Comments

To celebrate the triumph of the human spirit and the hope that is behind every organ transplant, the World Transplant Games 2013 will take place in Durban from… Read More »

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Coconut Macaroons. Bringing Back Childhood Memories.

In Food On 19 July 2013 0 Comments

Do you remember your childhood days, when you came home from school and the whole house was filled with the delicious, tantalising aroma of something baking in the… Read More »

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Port Elizabeth Celebrates 100 Years With a SAPO Stamp Issue

In Philately On 18 July 2013 0 Comments

Wow! What a year for centenaries in South Africa, first Kirstenbosch and now Port Elizabeth. To celebrate their centenary the South African Post Office delivered a special stamp… Read More »

Boulders Beach at Simonstown, Home to the Jackass Penguins

In Out & About On 12 July 2013 0 Comments

Boulders Beach in Simonstown is home to some 2500 penguins, these penguins are known as jackass penguins because of the braying sounds they make. They look so awkward… Read More »

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SAPO issues stamps to commemorate the Kirstenbosch Centenary

In Philately On 1 July 2013 0 Comments

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is hailed as the most beautiful garden in Africa and is acclaimed as one of the great botanical gardens of the world. The garden… Read More »

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Celebrating 100 Blooming Years Of Kirstenbosch

In Gardening On 30 June 2013 0 Comments

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town will celebrate 100 years of existence with a bang tomorrow as they usher in their triple-digit birthday on 1 July 2013…. Read More »

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SAPO Issues A SA Bird Series: Flight of the African Fish Eagle

In Philately On 13 June 2013 0 Comments

The flight of the African Fish Eagle, releasing 14th June 2013, (Haliaeetus vocifer) miniature sheet for the first time in South Africa shows a moving image on stamps… Read More »

Helderberg Nature Reserve

In Out & About On 13 June 2013 0 Comments

The Helderberg Nature Reserve is in Somerset West in the Western Cape, only 45 kms from Cape Town. The Reserve is surrounded by the Hottentot Hollands Mountain range… Read More »

The Beauty of Butterflies and Moths of South Africa

In Philately On 9 May 2013 0 Comments

Most people, at some time in their lives, have marvelled at the beauty and grace of a butterfly darting from flower to flower, or have looked on in… Read More »

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Malva Pudding, Perfect for a Cold Winter’s Evening

In Food On 8 May 2013 0 Comments

Malva Pudding, also known as Marshmallow Pudding or Vinegar Pudding, has its roots in the Cape Dutch era This pudding has many variations from family recipes that have… Read More »


SAPO Issues New Stamps for the International Year of Water Cooperation

In Philately On 15 April 2013 1 Comment

Celebrating The International Year of Water Cooperation Using water wisely This was the message from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for World Water Day 2012. “Unless we increase our… Read More »

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Sunbirds and Sugarbirds of the Western Cape

In Wildlife On 15 April 2013 2 Comments

Southern Double-Collared Sunbird These little birds can easily be called the gems of the Western Cape with their bright jewel-like colours and long curved beaks. At present they… Read More »


Harold Porter Botanical Gardens

In Out & About On 1 April 2013 0 Comments

The Harold Porter Botanical Gardens is situated in Betty’s Bay in the Western Cape. Originally named Shangri-La Nature reserve, when it was later taken over by the National… Read More »

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Fish dying in the Milnerton Lagoon

In Wildlife On 18 March 2013 2 Comments

After hearing through Twitter that fish were dying in the Milnerton Lagoon, we decided to go have a look for ourselves and this is what we found. Some… Read More »