tulbagh, western cape

Tulbagh Treehouse

Since we were in-between houses this past weekend, Chas and I took the opportunity to explore the Tulbagh region of the Western Cape, which is well-known for its beautiful setting in the Tulbagh valley, as well as its many wine farms. Continue reading

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christmas in cape town

Holidays in South Africa

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from South Africa!

Despite being away from family, we had a great holiday season in South Africa. It was still strange, though, being in the Southern Hemisphere. We’re used to cold weather this time of year, so it was a little hard to put on Christmas music and feel festive. In the same week, we went surfing and got sunburnt, enjoyed a carol’s concert, swam in the pool and opened Christmas presents. It was confusing. Continue reading