The Kalahari Desert in the North Western part of South Africa is a fascinating place to visit with several so called Arid National Parks. We visited three last week.
Different parts of the country offer different birding opportunities. The Eastern Cape has its own magic areas-here is one such area.
Recent books I have read made me think about the top ten books I would advise someone to read about South Africa-here is my suggestion. What would you add?
My list of books every South African should read has been added to. This book should be read much wider than only in South Africa- an inspiring account of service
The problem of corruption and fraud is a huge one in African Countries and also in South Africa where I have lived all my life - growing up as a white boy in the time of apartheid and now living as an aged man in the...
Who are these people living in shacks in most African Cities and how can they be helped?
As we look at this world it is easy to despair. But remember Christ came to introduce a better world.e
Some times the best places to start birding is not out in the wilderness but right in the city. Your garden, parks and nature reserves provide a safe refuge for the bids of an area.
Visiting a water hole in a great Game Reserve is always a good option and so we did just that
Sometimes a very ordinary outing can turn into a somewhat desperate situation, all very suddenly!
Everyone needs a special place to visit and relax-mine is Lake Gubu in the Amatola Mountains of the Easter Cape. Join me for a late summer visit.
Urban areas are often excellent places to start young people birding. They often offer good educational facilities. Durban in South Africa is no exception.
As we deal with the teaching found in the Bible we find some really difficult question. One such question is why does God allow evil to take place?
Marriage in many countries is in serious trouble. The statistics show that clearly. What is the answer?
One of the great Game Reserves in the world is found in South Africa along the border with Mozambique. We visited it again,
Birding the Komga area near East London in South Africa we came across some great birds. Here are some of the raptors. Raptors in the field are really interesting to watch as they look for food.
We have been privileged to watch one of the great political leaders of all time over the past few decades make a great contribution to our world-a tribute to Madiba.
Africa is a continent of many countries and tribes and nations, full of contrasts, contradictions and challenges but here is why I love it!
The question about what makes a great leader is always being debated. It all depends of your personal view; here is an African perspective.
The variety and beauty of this country is the result of a combination of location, climate and geological history. The scenery is a wonder to be enjoyed again and again.
Hornbill are as typical of Africa as some of the big five animals and bring excitement and pleasure to anyone seeing them in the wild. There are 10 types in Southern Africa and 3 in the Eastern Cape.
Love comes in different forms. Romantic Love is great but Relationship Love is what it is all about. Enjoying real love is a choice we can make but unfortunately few choose it.
The Easter Cape enjoys five of the seven biomes in South Africa and so a wide variety of wild flowers are found here. Today I am introducing the Wild Dagga.
For many African people "African Art' puts food on their table. Let me introduce you to some who sell the art.
Many followed Jesus for a while but when his teachings became difficult to understand many left. What about his disciples, and more important what about you today?
Susan's father had walked out on them 18 years ago. Now they suddely hear from him so she starts her search that leads to the diamond diggings near Kimberly.
Small children ask interresting questions. Which is the smallest eagle is of interrest to them because they are small.
A simple question sometimes cannot be answered quite as simply. The question of which eagle is the largest is an example.
Sometimes things happen that we cannot explain, but we can believe!
Kids ask good questions and we often give the obvious answers. Sometimes we need to be careful that we get them right.
Nature is interesting and birds facinating. Have you wondered why birds bath?
H.D.Thoreau in Walden and Solomon in Ecclesiastes come to the question about whatlife is all about from very different perspectives. What we can learn is as relevant today as it was when they wrote many years ago.
War is full of events that change lives for ever. Ruth Cilliers was 22 when she signed up to go to North Africa.Her life would never be the same.
It is easy to become negative about getting old but think of many of the good things that come with age. A look at the positive side from a personal perspective.
Most people dream of a long road trip in the USA but we decided to do it. 16 000 miles and 35 states in 6 months. A retired couple, a tent and a 20 year old Ford Econoline on the road.