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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 »

Malva Pudding

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 »

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SA Post Office issue Rescue SA stamps on 22nd February 2013

In Interesting Things On 22 February 2013 0 Comments

Rescue SA: a brave and dedicated task force Rescue South Africa (Rescue SA) has played an important role in various international disasters, representing South Africa with pride and… Read More »

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SA Post Office Issue Gift of the Givers stamps on 22nd February 2013

In Philately On 21 February 2013 0 Comments

Gift of the Givers: proudly South African life savers The awe-inspiring list of local and international achievements, awards and recognition given to the Gift of the Givers fills… Read More »


Southern Elephant seal on Blouberg beach today

In Wildlife On 7 February 2013 0 Comments

We received an email from Trevor Hardaker at 3.48pm today reporting a Southern Elephant seal had hauled itself onto Blouberg beach opposite Doodles Restaurant, in Table View. I… Read More »

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Sneak Peek at SAPO’s 2013 Stamp Issue

In Philately On 31 January 2013 0 Comments

Well we thought we would give you a sneak peek of the new stamp issues that the South African Post Office (SAPO) will be bringing out this year…. Read More »

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We Have Dragons, Beautiful Dragonflies

In Wildlife On 24 January 2013 0 Comments

Dragons are all around us every day, our beautiful dragonflies, they flit around and get on with their business whilst we rarely look twice at them. Upon closer… Read More »