Tag: Tsitsikamma

  • The fastest 10 jobs ever created!

    By getting tour buses just to stop for lunch at his farm stall off the N2 near Storms River village, Dewald Niemann of Oudebosch Farmstall added 10 new jobs to his staff complement.  The bus or buses come in, visitors have to be fed, and the buses need to leave again quickly to keep to […]

  • Someone has to make a town work!

    And in the case of Storms River, it’s one ward committee member rather than the municipality, “which is nowhere near functional” — a trend I was to encounter almost throughout the Eastern Cape.  It is one of the worst-performing municipalities in SA. Storms River falls under KouKamma Municipality.  The 2015/6 budget shows capital expenditure of…

  • Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours: a success story of home-grown heroes

    Ashley Wentworth is an evangelist — about doing good and doing things the right way. And Stormsriver Adventures, the company he started in 1998 when he escaped the rat race in Cape Town, has probably achieved more than any other — through investing in people. Apart from being Fair Trade-accredited (one of the most onerous…

  • Storms River: A tiny village that’s at the top of the league

    I’ve driven past Storms River village in the Tsitsikamma Forest on the N2 scores of times, thinking it would be too far off the N2 for just a look-see. Well, surprise number one was that it’s only about 600 metres off the N2, and surprise number two was what a charming little village it is. …