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The view from the deck at Birkenhead House  
   

The view from the deck at Birkenhead House

Resting in Luxury at Hermanus

November 19th 2008
After another animal-filled safari at Madikwe Hills , we boarded the small plane that would take us back to Johannesburg and the perils of the Johannesburg Airport. All I can say is, don't let a porter get hold of your luggage and don't trust the agents at the South African Airlines counter. Upon returning to the states, we discovered that our United VISA card had been compromised . The only pla ... read more
Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Hermanus

South African Flag After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjug... ... read more
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