Travelled South

A holiday to South Africa and my visit first to Cape Town and the Western Cape. A visit packed with a wide varieties of experiences.



History — Robben Island. That Table Mountain became engulfed in sea mist as we ferried out seemed a fitting for a visit to such an historic prison. The menu in the 1970s illustrating that apartheid continued within the prison walls.


Robben Island

Cape TownFamily — I met two of my brothers who were, by very strange coincidence, visiting Cape Town for work while I was there. Alastair now calls it “Sullivan Central”.


Food — We ate some great food.


Wildlife — Saw some wonderful marine life and many new birds.


South African sea-life


Flora — Walked and talked about fynbos, the natural heathland vegetation occurring only in the Cape. It is a habitat with a diverse variety of plants including numerous protea and hundreds of heathers. From this comes a delicious honey; I think it is not dissimilar to Tasmanian Leatherwood honey, also from heather vegetation


Nature Walk


Gardening – Became more inspired in developing my garden. This was encouraged by visiting theGrootbos Foundation. It was founded by Grootbos Nature Reserve to support and help the development of the local community. They focus on gardening and education in particular.

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