Showing posts from November, 2015

Bush camping at Rivierzicht Resort in Robertson

The Rivierzicht bush camps are situated right there on the banks of the Breede River in the Robertson valley.  Imagine waking up to the sound of fish jumping out of the water, reeds rustling in the gentle breeze and birds chirping. Yep, that’s what you get when you stay at one of the bush camps on the Rivierzicht resort.

The Breede River
The Breede River, about 322km long, starts high up in the Ceres mountains, then snakes its way to the Indian ocean at Witsands. It is the longest navigable river in the Western Cape. There are three dams on the river, the Theewaterskloof Dam, the Brandvlei Dam and the Kwaggaskloof Dam. The Theewaterskloof Dam is one of the major Dams that supply Cape Town with water.
Accommodation options at Rivierzicht
The Riverzicht resort has three types of accommodation. There are 16 large camping sites for tenting and caravanning, about eight log caravans and four bush camps. The tented camping units are spaced reasonably far from one another, which gives you som…

Spending time at the Art in the Park at Rondebosch Park

My friends - Devine and Erica - and I spent two awesome hours at the Art in the Park exhibition that was held today.  The art exhibition was hosted by the South African Society of Artists.

Visitors could interact with the artists who were hosting their own exhibition stalls. We went to support one of our ex colleagues, Mandy Herdien, who is one of the emerging local artists.

Mandy was excited to show us how her art has transformed over the years.

"I enjoy experimenting with various media and painting techniques. I am currently exhibiting at Kirstenbosch art gallery as well. People are beginning to appreciate my art. I am now in an exciting phase where I can allow my creative genius to surface."

Our conversation was interrupted by a couple who wanted to speak to Mandy. They loved the painting of  a herd of goats. This couple has been commissioned by their friend in London to find a Nguni painting for him.  They were excited that they had found a painting that their friend may…