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Breathtaking Colour Of The African Purple Swamphen

In Wildlife On 30 January 2014 0 Comments

The African Purple Swamphen, (previously known as the Purple Gallinule) Afrikaans name : Grootkoningriethaan, is a strange looking bird that reminds one of prehistoric times. It has feet… 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 »

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 »


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 »


The Other Side of the Fence: Part 2

In Interesting Things On 13 April 2012 3 Comments

Carol is a guest blogger on Everything, sharing her thoughts and dreams of returning to South Africa for a year after emigrating to New Zealand over 20 years… Read More »


I Am An African

In Interesting Things On 19 March 2012 0 Comments

Thabo Mbeki’s speech to the nation on 8th May 1996 has to be one of the most stirring speeches ever made. It speaks of a people and a… Read More »


New Bank Notes Featuring Nelson Mandela

In Interesting Things On 20 February 2012 3 Comments

New bank notes are to be issued later in the year, bearing Nelson Mandela’s face on the front of the note with the big 5 still being featured… Read More »

8 Cape Floral stamp sheet

SA Cape Floral Region Stamp Issue

In Interesting Things On 20 September 2011 0 Comments

The South African Post Office is releasing ten stamps, in one sheet, on the 23rd September 2011. The ten stamps have been designed by artist Tobie Beele, in… Read More »

Lotto Balls

Bingo and the bingonistas

In Out & About On 7 September 2011 0 Comments

Bingo is one of those age old games that draw people together, it is always a fun outing with players interacting with the bingo caller, screaming out BINGO… Read More »


Rhinos being poached in South Africa every 20 hours

In Wildlife On 22 August 2011 0 Comments

What is happening in South Africa to our dwindling rhino population? It is being decimated at the rate of approximately a rhino every 20 hours. In ever-increasing numbers… Read More »

7 Rugby stamp sheet

Springbok emblem commemorated on SA stamps

In Interesting Things On 19 August 2011 0 Comments

In commemoration of 100 years of the South African national rugby team being called ‘The Springboks’, the South African Post Office will issue a set of 10 stamps… Read More »