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Home again #8 – part 6 – gardens, painted homes and high mountains.

Posted on February 25, 2018 by Sioux under General

  Whilst in the Cape, we visited most of my favourite places – Kirstenbosch Gardens being one of them. It’s still a #1 visiting stop-off and I recall having picnics there as a child when on holiday with my father. My sister, her hubby, Paul & I had gotten there quite early, so we pretty […]

Home again #8 – part 5 – a bit of history.

Posted on February 20, 2018 by Sioux under General

  The SA Navy Museum is located in the former Royal Navy Mast House which dates back to 1815, and the adjacent Dutch Store House that dates back to 1743. The museum holds a collection of memorabilia from the S A Navy dating back to its inception through to modern times. Kalk Bay, a fishing village on […]

Home again #8 – part 4 – sundowners.

Posted on February 15, 2018 by Sioux under General

  Slangkop Lighthouse is located in Kommetjie, about 30km’s south of Cape Town, and was built in 1919, initially having been fabricated in England. Standing 33m high, the structure is the tallest lighthouse in the southern hemisphere and warns ships of a point of high land jutting out into the sea.   With nothing promising in […]

Home again #8 – part 3 – long lost discoveries and sailing boats.

Posted on February 10, 2018 by Sioux under General

  We walked across the Clock Tower Precinct, not knowing what to expect. At the entrance to the museum we were told that the ruins we were about to see had been uncovered during excavations for new buildings and at the time of the discovery, no one other than those alive in Van Riebeeck’s era […]

Home again #8 – part 2 – intrigue, beauty and loads of fun!

Posted on February 5, 2018 by Sioux under General

  Paul & I spent a day at the Waterfront and visited the new Ripleys Believe it or Not museum. What an experience! Some of the oddities on show have to be seen to be believed! Good fun to get Paul standing behind the life sized display of a rather large man at the entrance! […]

Home again #8 – part 1 – south, to the fairest of the fair and family time!

Posted on February 1, 2018 by Sioux under General

  When I was home in April 2017, I never got to visit Cape Town to see my daughter and family there, so 9 days were planned during my December 2017 trip. Paul joined me and our first visit was lunch with my daughter, youngest sister and her 2 lively and boisterous youngsters.  The kids […]