Category Archives: South Africa

The Towns of Christmas Past

I gaze out the window at the rain streaming down the windows of my cottage in Carmel on Christmas Day and like the ghosts of A Christmas Carol, I think of Christmas days past. Growing up in South Africa we … Continue reading

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Safari at the Pilanesberg Game Park – Part three

There were twelve of us on what we called Big Trip 2012 – South Africa. There were seventeen of us on the safari. I think between us we had at least five cameras. We also had some very trigger-happy shooters. … Continue reading

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On Safari at the Pilanesberg Game Park – Part Two

This post will be more pictures than writing, after all a safari is all about animalsMost of the birds we saw were near the dam or the water holes. I love the cockscomb and the long tail on this bird.We … Continue reading

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On Safari at the Pilansberg Game Park – Part One

Growing up in Messina I was close to the famous Kruger National Park, but did not visit it until just before we left for the United States. As a child, I saw buck and other animals when we visited friends’ … Continue reading

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A Braai in the African Boma

“Oh my gosh, that was amazing!” said my eleven-year-old grandson, as he rushed up to us in the Boma. “We saw lion, rhino, elephant and wildebeest, that were as close as the street is to our front door at home.” … Continue reading

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The Books of a South African Childhood

My cousin Haidee says that when she thinks of me as a child, she sees me lying on a bed reading and eating a tomato. That is true. I loved both books and tomatoes and still do. The tomato fed … Continue reading

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Memories of a South African Past

Friends ask me if I am excited to be going home to South Africa. I explain that I am excited about making the trip, although not too happy about the length of the flight to get there. I am excited … Continue reading

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