A walk through Kensington, Johannesburg

Johannesburg Skyline

We recently had the opportunity to join the Kensington Heritage Group on a 10km walk around Kensington in Johannesburg.

Our walk started at the Victoria Yards in Lorentzville where we were able to park our vehicles quite safely. We stopped on Norfolk road in Kensington from where we had quite a lovely view over the area and we could see the city skyline in the distance.

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Franschoek Wine Farms Tour

Franschoek Wine Farm

We first found out about the Franschhoek Wine Tram in a Cape Town tourism booklet and thought this would be a great experience. So we hired a little car in Cape Town and off went to Franschoek. We did make our booking before the time as these tours are extremely popular.

The ticket office is very easy to find as it looks just like the tram and buses. We quickly got our tickets then settled down for a cup of coffee before the start of the tour.

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Exploring Robben Island

Tourists at entrance to the prison on Robben Island

Travelling somewhere on a budget means that you can’t always go and see everything you want to. So we decided to do the trip to Robben Island as neither of us had been there before and leave visiting Table Mountain for another time. When researching our trip to Cape Town we saw that we could book the Robben Island trip before the time, which we did.

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Cape Town, here we come!

In March we took a two week trip to Cape Town. For both of us it had been several years since visiting the mother city. The aim of this trip was to take as many photographs as possible, and get in some time with family and friends.

Part of the fun was in the planning. Drawing up the itinerary according to where we would be staying, how we would get around Cape Town, etc. We relied on public transport a lot while we were there, and in a future post we will tell you all about that.

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Sunday afternoon stop in Parys

Our favourite way to travel is to stop wherever we can to take photos or have coffee. On our way back to Johannesburg from Welkom, we stopped for coffee in Parys and came across the Plum Tree coffee shop and Candyman sweet shop.

The shop is a treasure trove of interesting old tins and treasures. There is seating both inside and out on the stoep.

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Olifants River Lodge – A stormy weekend

Olifants River Lodge

Sometimes all you want to do is go camping. If you can combine a weekend away doing light painting with camping, all the better. We booked a campsite at Olifants River Lodge just outside of Middelburg, Mpumalanga.  We arrived there late Friday afternoon, the weather was perfect. There were a few clouds in the sky, but nothing drastic.

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