Artistry in Beads

In the Cape Town area there are many amazing crafts people. But no visit to Cape Town is complete without a visit to Monkey Biz. Started in 1999 this non-profit business pays women immediately for their incredible beaded work and requires every artist to have a bank account where money is deposited and providing economic […]

Cape of Good Hope

During my stay in Cape Town I took a beautiful ride down the coast to the Cape of Good Hope. I really enjoyed standing there at this historic point (though I would have loved to have been in a kayak) where many believe is the southern tip of Africa. This point is where the currents […]

Wine Region of South Africa

South Africa is known for its great wines. When on safari there is nothing like a beautiful pinotage to go with your gourmet meal in a safari camp. But do you know how old the wine region of South Africa is? It goes back to the 1600s to the explorations of the Dutch East India […]

Robben Island

Robben Island is a very moving place. It is where Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners were kept during the apartheid era. During my visit to Cape Town I took the ferry over to the island and with the rest of my group we were given a tour of the island. The first part of […]