Staff Archives


Red Tide warning

Events, General, Knysna, Staff

Please be advised that SANParks has issued a warning against the collection of shellfish on the Garden Route (especially Knysna) coastline and within estuaries due to the occurrence of “Red Tide” as of 19 January 2014. Richard captured these images…

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Adventure, Staff

If you are sitting at your desk feeling un-inspired  and possibly bored then I have two articles just for you. The first is to free you from guilt – Giles Fraser shares his views on “The Spiritual side of boredom”…

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When in the Winelands

Adventure, General, Staff

South Africa has so much to offer. The Cape Winelands have become world famous for not only the quality wines produced in the area but for the interesting eateries and accommodation on the various estates. Richard and Claire recently visited…

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A sad good bye

Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Staff

This post is not a happy one in any way. I would like to use this opportunity to send our heartfelt condolences to Roger Hinds’ family and all the staff at Metallic Mermaid. We hope that Chantal Cudmore makes a…

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photo dinner

Chef’s hat

General, Staff

Richard donned his chef’s hat this weekend to prepare a meal for visiting friends, using some of the fish from his deep sea fishing trip. Bouillabaisse. The PERFECT soup! Add a few clams and prawns and lots of red wine…

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Domestic bliss

General, Staff

While many visitors to South Africa except the big five to be roaming free and perhaps greet them as they land on a dusty airstrip carved between acacia trees. But we are boringly modern and our airports not only have…

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Sporting chance


If you do not know Richard or Hadley personally then you may not know that the two of them are rugby MAD. There is not a missed game on television (preferably in a pub with good beer) nor a missed…

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Take a hike!

Adventure, General, Plettenberg Bay, Staff

There are after all so many picturesque trails on the Garden Route plus hiking is good for you. When you do “hit the trail”, don’t forget to take plenty of water, wear shoes that protect your ankles and keep your…

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Fun, sun and deep sea

General, Plettenberg Bay, Staff

Sometimes we get to be tourists in our own backyard. This past weekend, Richard, Claire and Hadley enjoyed an ocean fishing trip.   Richard had this to say: “Enricos Fishing Safaris run the launching service for the boats off Central…

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