Barberton – home to daisies and brave dogs

Not that well known of Barberton,, is the story of Cockney Liz, the high class call girl who travelled from England to South Africa to find her fiancé. Not finding him, she started off as a barmaid, and eventually earned fame and fortune; the fortune having started when a night with her was auctioned off – sometimes payment was made by the highest bidder in gold mining shares.

From elephant bush to stately homes – Durban’s Berea

Durban’s Berea: We were walking the concrete pavements, that not that long ago, not much more than 150 years ago, had been sub-tropical jungle, with huge trees and exotic plants growing in profusion right where we were walking.

The Coronation of King Ndamase || of Western Pondoland,South Africa

Rain at a coronation is auspicious…

The Golden Wildebeest

Have you heard of the rare Golden Wildebeest? Have you seen this animal, which was once thought mythical?

The Tanganyika Treks – Trekking away from the English

The names of all the families who trekked away from the English after the Second Anglo Boer War, are etched into the stone work…

Walking the Wild Coast (at last).

Face Book is amazing. We reconnect with old friends, get to know all sorts of interesting stuff, and some of us see posts and make instant decisions regarding those posts. My dog Hunter is at my feet because of such a decision. A friend posted a photo of him, I fell in love, and here… Continue reading Walking the Wild Coast (at last).