Monthly Archives: January 2009

Up Close and Personal in Shark Alley

If you have ever watched “Shark Week” on the Discovery Channel, you know that Walker Bay, on the southern coast of South Africa, is the home of “Shark Alley”, a favorite hunting ground for the Great White Sharks. We tried … Continue reading

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Shiraz in South Africa

Shiraz vines grow not three feet from our patio at La Petite Ferme. Up close, you can see the green grapes start to ripen. However, as you look further, the rows stretch out and blend into a carpet of green … Continue reading

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The Amazing Cape Peninsula, South Africa

The “White tablecloth” was just beginning to cover Table Mountain when we arrived. That is what the locals call the white clouds that rest on the top and sides of Capetown’s most notable landmark.

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Chobe…The Home of Elephants in Botswana

Known for its elephants, Chobe National Park boasts 60,000 of these amazing animals. At this time of year, the park could actually rename itself “Chobe Maternity Ward for Elephants”. We have seen hundreds of these lumbering giants and most of … Continue reading

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In Awe of the Smoke That Thunders – Victoria Falls

The first thing you see are tall spiral shaped clouds, wafting high into the air and seen from miles away. On closer approach, you hear the perpetual roar of water slamming against rock. Next, you feel the fine spray of … Continue reading

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