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When you think South African Nobel Prizes, a few names will spring as easily to mind as springbok pronking through the veld, but did you know we actually have 11 illustrious prizewinners? 

Dear, Deer Park

June 17, 2019
Apologies, I went a little AWOL there. Happy new year and all that. It’s not that I wasn’t drinking beer – that’d just be ridiculous – it’s just that I was busy talking about treasure, dinosaurs, the pros and cons of eye patches (pirate-style) and the origin of man. As one does. You see, I have been entertaining small boys and beer is not (yet) at the top of their to-do list. It did, however, get me thinking about the hipsters I’m forever referring to (but have yet to encounter in as large numbers as I expected, when I agreed…
After tasting the macros my appetite was ready to taste the more sophisticated stuff. My friend arranged a meeting at The Little Brewery On The River in Port Alfred. The owner, Ian “Squire” Cook, agreed to show us around and give as a sample of his brews. Needless to say, I was overjoyed. The Little Brewery stands on the bank of the Kowie river in the Eastern Cape. It occupies the only stone building in town which also happens to be something of a historical landmark. Since its construction in mid-19th century it has been a Harbourmaster’s office, a city…
After the recent rolling of a tourist's car by a bull elephant in the Kruger National Park, which resulted in the elephant being shot and global news stories about the injuries sustained by the humans involved, it's important to draw attention to the fact that elephants are not safe and cuddly animals. If you're visiting a game reserve, hoping to see these magnificent wild animals, it's a good idea to get to know a little about them first. First of all, game reserve rules are there, not to spoil your fun, but to keep you safe. When you're told not…
All words and images by Anton van den Eijkel. This must have been a notebook, filled with study notes, done over a period of time, destroyed in seconds, but still a message available.
The Overberg’s Elgin Valley is fast becoming known for good artisanal ciders. Windermere Cider has been slumbering since 1994 on a local apple farm, but has recently been resurrected by master cider maker Andre le Roux. Tamsin Mullins is assisting in the process and I was recently given a sneak preview during a delightful farmhouse brunch.
Ek onthou die dae toe briewe nog goudwerd was, skoenbokse vol briewe, verjaarsdag kaartjies, troukaartjies, fliek kaartjies, plakkertjies, gegeurde koeverte, 'n boekie seels, ons almal het 'n hele paar van hiedie kosbare Pandora se boksies gehad, briewe oor en oor gelees ... gelag of gehuil aanie herinneringe van daai spesifieke oomblik, briewe in lint omgedraai, geseel met n soen of drukkies en soentjies. Ek dink aan al my briefies van God, sommiges kon ek optel en hou, ander in my geheue gebere, soos platgedrukte roosblare in 'n bybel of 'n woordeboek. Daar was die hartjiesklip padlangs een more, om my…
To hope to compare the Blue Rock Oktoberfest with the Hofbräuhaus tent in München is to engage in very unrealistic assumptions and expectations. Dragging a German friend along to act as litmus for the event was perhaps just as misplaced an idea. Our initial impressions were not eased by a rather long queue at the gate and a particularly mournful and grey morning, nor by the fact that we'd had other engagements later in the day and couldn't stay long enough to see how the party developed. This Oktoberfest was a particularly ambitious event, marrying a craft beer expo with…
Twee gereelde besoekers in my tuintjie in Somerset Ridge!
Werner Rossle het hiedie beeldskoon fotos van Strand se strand geneem - 5 jarige Emil is die model.
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