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Misty Mountain Hotel

The romance of mist swirls around the memory of our stay at Misty Mountain.  Beauty is most often clearly visible but the mystery of the unseen stirs imagination.  When the view from our room, the lovely meals and the fun of the swimming pool are forgotten the mist will be my enduring memory of our stay. Our first day at ... Read More »

Art and messages in Pretoria Botanical Garden

The art in Pretoria Botanical Garden prompts thought.  The giant sculptured metal insects whisper questions,  feelers gently probing perceptions.  Greatness is not housed in size, value is not found in possessions.  The scales of natural balance so precarious.  What is my weight in life’s equations?  All around lives are spinning in their own orbits, I oblivious to the motives and ... Read More »

uShaka Marine World Durban

As a rule I hanker after the past, everything seemed better 20 years ago.  In the case of uShaka Marine World the present outshines the past.  When Domi and Heath were little I had annual tickets to the Durban Aquarium.  I knew the dolphin shows backwards and we loved wandering through the aquarium.  I was a single mother living in ... Read More »

Gunther’s – Midlands Meander

If you follow this blog or know me, you will know that I love the Natal Midlands.  This was our first visit to Gunther’s.  Walking in we loved the look and feel of this scenic, outdoor restaurant.  The St Bernard dogs, Hansel and Gretel add to the warm, homely ambiance.  Gunther greeted us with a welcoming smile and encouraged us ... Read More »

KZN Science Centre – A good rainy day kids outing

Update 2017 – I believe that the KZN science center has moved to the old Durban Airport When the weather turns foul it is really tough to find things for kids to do.   Being cooped up indoors with children is not fun, particularly when on holiday.  We are in Durban for the school holidays.  Winter can be the best time ... Read More »

Royal Natal National Park – Tranquility and majesty in the Drakensberg Mountains

On our walk through Royal Natal National Park in the Drakensberg, my heart swelled with renewed love for our country.   Crime, corruption and the stresses of daily life, lead to sometimes forgetting how blessed we are to live here.  We have everything, we have soulful deserts, Beethoven symphony beaches and the magnificent Drakensberg mountains.  South Africa also has very special ... Read More »

All Out Adventures – Extreme Drakensberg fun

With our Daddy’s Deal stay at Mont Aux Sources Hotel we received 2 vouchers for All out Adventures.  Looking through the brochure I thought that it seemed over priced.  After our visit to All out Adventures I felt that although pricey, what they offer is very good value.  So many times, particularly at some restaurants we leave feeling ripped off, ... Read More »

Mont Aux Sources Hotel

Our original booking to stay at Mont Aux Sources Hotel in the Drakensberg had been made for the week before this visit.  Unfortunately nearly half way there we were forced to turn around and return home because our house was broken into.  Luckily Esme at reservations was very understanding and accommodating in postponing our booking by one week.  This time ... Read More »

Okavango Delta memories – It can never be the same

I am so very privileged, I have memories shared by few which now no one else can create.  Sadly my children will never experience the Okavango swamps in the raw as I did in the 70’s.  You can go to the Okavango swamps now, you will have to go on a proper tour and pay a few limbs worth.   You ... Read More »