sandCat in Knysna

I have swapped desert sand for beach sand

I hope you will enjoy my new posts as we (hubby and I) start exploring the Western Cape and beyond.
If you are missing my older Dubai entries these can still be found on my Dubai page.

A Golden Weekend

Millwood Views at Goudveld Knysna

On Valentine’s Day Stu decided that we should go for a proper walk, that is over and above all this cycling we have been doing recently. I think the idea was planted in his head after he read the SANPark’s “newspaper” we were given on the day we arranged our new wildcard, and like good citizens, our mountain bike trail...

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A Table in Paradise

A Table in Paradise from sandCat

If you have ever visited the Knysna Friday Market you will no doubt have sampled the wonderful food from the KKB stall at some point. Its an ever-popular stand – an institution at the market you might even say. The husband and wife team behind this successful enterprise also run a weekly dinner – part cooking demonstration (complete...

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First Forays

Meiringspoort on the way to Prince Albert

In between our attempts at finding somewhere to live (harder than you would believe to find an unfurnished, pet-friendly house to rent in these parts, anyway) – and some work of course – Stu and I have managed to discover a few lovely spots and take a couple of road trips in our new (but very second-hand) Land-cruiser. I wanted to...

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Being an ex-expat

Thesen Islands in the winter sun

Well it’s 5 and a half weeks since I left Dubai and moved to Knysna. Our container arrived last week and was cleared and unpacked in Port Elizabeth yesterday (great news) but unfortunately as we have not found a long-term, unfurnished, pet-friendly house to move in to (with a secure garden for the cats and generally secure for us) we have to...

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