Somerset West R & R August 18th 2006 We arrived at Phil's folks house in Somerset West the day before Phil's birthday. Steve, Michele & the kids came round for the weekend to catch up & help celebrate Phil being 34 years young.
The rest of the week was spent lazing around with the exception of one day when we took a drive up to the West Coast Nature Reserve to see the flowers. They bloom for about 6 weeks of the year and it is qu ... read more
Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Somerset West 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