Where Siegfried Is

An Occasional Travel Blog

Wild, Wondrous Wildeberg

Very near the end of Franschhoek’s Verdun Road, in the southern corner of the valley, on a steep mountainside, an adventurous bunch of people is making wine. They’re not worried that for all of the area’s more than three centuries of winemaking history nobody else has tried it. They’re idealists and they’ve been bowled over […]

Cape Country Charm

Cape Country Routes is a grouping of independent hotels and country inns with members from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town. I visited some of their members in the Klein Karoo on assignment for Franschhoek Life. De Zeekoe Guest Farm is a short drive outside Oudtshoorn. This farm takes its name from the hippopotami that used […]

A River Runs Into It

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow” read the note left on my pillow on the final night of my stay at Wilderness Safaris’ Kwetsani Camp in the central Okavango Delta. I agree; one certainly cannot leave this magnificent and mysterious place and be untouched by it. The facilities at Chobe airstrip have […]