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Weekend Greetings from Swellendam

Wonder who is going to win that bottle of Sangiovese wine from one of SA’s most prestigious wine cellars during the prize winning ceremony at the Christmas Berry Night Market this Saturday in Swellendam. With gratitude to Skipskop Wines in Napier. 3july19skipskop6

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Herman van Bon Photography

I’m living in a small town through which the main road between Cape Town and the Southernmost tip of the African Continent runs. ‘Runs’, indeed for most tourists are racing in high speed mode from one ‘attraction’ to the other. It’s a pity to see people not experiencing the real beauty of a wonderful countryside. Sometimes I think; why not turn left of right into a gravel road and get lost … in a wonderful landscape with ever changing skies throughout the seasons. Yes; one can pick up some of that on the main road but it’s incomparable with the real thing. Our Swiss friends are visiting South Africa virtually every year and although they drive rural pace in the countryside they never got the idea to go into the deep … So I took them out one early morning. Yes, we also did the Southernmost Tip, for that was…

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Wave of the Whale

It’s not a whale but the ‘Wave of the Whale’. Beautifully crafted in a unique piece of original South African designer jewellery made of treasures of the South African Earth (all ‘waves’ are different). For the complete collection of original artisan Designer Jewellery of Yvonne de Wit visit (on appointment) Private Gallery 98 Sarel Cilliers […]

via Wave of the Whale (2 pictures) — Private Gallery Napier

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Post Overberg Fires

Herman van Bon Photography

The past few weeks a surface with the surface of the Cape Peninsula (Cape Town) went up in flames in the Overberg. It did not get into the national news for the journos/editors in the Mother City seemingly think that South Africa ends at the Hottentots Mountains 50 km East of Cape Town ( 😀 ). News in South Africa is very relative by the way. Good (investigate) journalists who go the extra mile are nowadays a rarity but that’s another story. Anyway I just made a photo-collage of the destructive fires. All property and agricultural crops/livestock saved; thanks to the (local) fire fighters amongst them numerous volunteers; all provided with food and drinks by other local people. In our village a team of 5+ volunteers kept themselves busy buttering bread (etc.) and distributing it to the several spots where the fire fighters were in action. That’s what I call ‘community spirit’…

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