Wonderboom, 2.0!

Wonderboom, 2.0!

Happy Boxing Day, everyone. It’s the height of summer in South Africa and Christmas trees (at least real ones) aren’t really a thing here. But in recognition of the holiday spirit I am writing a post about a different kind of tree, which is festive in its...
Joburg Jacaranda Watch: October 2020

Joburg Jacaranda Watch: October 2020

Joburg’s jacaranda trees are off to a slow start this year. Although the timing of the purple bloom explosion varies from year to year, there’s no question we should have way more of them by now. Jacaranda trees on Melville’s 3rd Avenue yesterday....
From the Beach to the Desert, Part 2: Oudtshoorn

From the Beach to the Desert, Part 2: Oudtshoorn

After spending two days overlooking the beach in Plettenberg Bay (see part 1), our group of lady journalists took a quick hop over the Outeniqua Mountains to spend two days in the desert town of Oudtshoorn. Sunrise in Oudtshoorn, pronounced something (but not exactly)...