Tag: Family

We’re still experiencing long grey, rainy days in the Overberg countryside and we’re still spending our nights next to a warm toasty fireplace with a glass of red, but the sun is waking and raising it’s warm face on our…

You’re excitedly unpacking the boxes from the car at your new house in the countryside, the lady from next door pops over “just to welcome you to the neighbourhood”. She’s holding a dish-towel-wrapped bundle of freshly baked bread and an…

This is not the kind of dream you could get away with if you lived in the city. It wouldn’t be possible to rescue these animals and then think “I’ll just take them home and pop them in the back”.…

On mornings like these the winter sun shimmers on the surface of the calm sky surrounding you, as you slice into the mirrored mountain, like it was made only of watery gold. Diamonds dance inside your vision, as water droplets…

Usually there would be World Games Day, where each grade selects a different country and then produces food or invents games inspired by that land and culture. Imagine a carnival of global flavours and tastes and small town families connected…

Wedged into the lush, forested folds that rise up to create 10 and 11 o’ clock peak, you will find a wooded, arched entryway. Behind this, the trees already lean heavily onto each other, creating a dappled tunnel that murmurs…

Sunday evenings are especially quiet in Swellendam. Weekend visitors have left for home, late rays of sun are splashing autumn leaves in shades of bright colour, and the smell of dinners being prepared around Drosdty street tempt our thoughts as…

Buffeljags Umshanti Dam Cruise Canoe Boat Swellendam Sunset

Chuck on your slops, grab some beers and a pack of wors, we’re heading out onto the dam today! Kosie’s double-decker river boat loads up a bunch of friends, canoes in tow, and moors just inside a deep shaded kloof…

Family Dad Hiking Hike Child Swellendam Marloth Weekend Koloniesbos Dad

Sometimes a quick stroll is all you need for that afternoon “reset” in our nature reserve. Whether the legs are too young or the knees too old, the Koloniesbos trail offers you a gentle, circular meander through a cosy indigenous…