Every now and again the Cape lives up to its centuries-old nickname Cape of Storms and reveals its little stash of wicked weather streaks. Winds lash Cape Town’s stupendously beautiful landscapes and landmarks; driving rain makes swishways of our roads; gale-force gusts batter informal settlements and send commuters scurrying for cover. This is when Capetonians batten down the … Continue reading “Cape of Storms; Winter Getaways and Things to Do in a Cape Town Winter”
It’s the time of year when the wind blows great guns in Cape Town – just on some days, though. Clouds spill down dramatically over the great Table Mountain that has been the Mother City’s signature feature for centuries. When the good old South-Easter tugs at hemlines and hairdos and we see the tablecloth descending … Continue reading “How Devil’s Peak Got its Name: What You Need to Know about Windy Days in Cape Town!”
When the wilderness is caught off guard by an unusually brutal slap of nature, like last week’s floods in the Kruger Park region, the devastation and misfortune is well apparent. Watch some video footage of last week’s flood events.
It’s always a great time to visit the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, but when the mercury plummets really low, this pretty region becomes even more magical beneath a blanket of snow.