Tag: Bethlehem

  • Where municipalities get it so badly wrong

    In 2012, I interviewed the local manager of Stanford, part of the Overstrand (Hermanus) municipality.  I never published the interview because it was such an embarrassment.  I did share the content with Overstrand’s mayor — who just sat with her head in her hands and then asked for it in an email, which I did.  […]

  • Add Lionsrock to your bucket list.. an unforgettable experience

    I’d never heard of Lionsrock Lodge & Big Cat Sanctuary before.  I was visiting Bethlehem to see a friend and it was on the list of places she suggested I might stay at.  Life would have been poorer if I hadn’t selected it.  It was one of the most treasured experiences of my life! But…

  • The Maloti Wonderland in the eastern Free State

    The first question for the trek south from Johannesburg to Cape Town was where to stop first and what to explore.  Parys, on the banks of the Vaal River and just over an hour south of Joburg provided one option — it seems to be a town on the up — but a speedy yet…