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From June through to August the Eastern Cape’s aloes are in full display.  These beautiful plants burst forth in a brilliance of colour during the long dry months of winter enhancing the complexion of the surrounding landscape. … Read the rest

Reptile Tales From The Wild Coast

As Claude Monet once said; “The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration.” After meeting a very interesting chap named Tyrone; I was intrigued by his passion and knowledge on snakes and reptiles and thought it would be an interesting tale to share…   Tyrone Ping has always been intrigued by snakes and reptiles from an early age, growing up in Kwa-Zulu Natal these were never in short supply, from the coastal forests to the Drakensberg mountains.… Read the rest

Christmas crackers

Did You Know? Christmas crackers are a traditional Christmas favorite in the UK. They were first made in about 1845-1850 by a London sweet maker called Tom Smith.… Read the rest

The Xhosa Calendar

Did You Know? The Xhosa months of the year are poetically named after stars and seasonal plants of Southern Africa.
The Xhosa year traditionally began in June and ended in May, when Canopus, the brightest star visible in the Southern Hemisphere, signalled the time for harvesting.… Read the rest
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