Travel

Bekkie becomes brekkie!

Fredo and Janey know the road from Stilbaai to Cape Town very well. On occasion we take a detour to see something different. But mostly we follow the N-2 until Swellendam, where we turn right along the beautiful mountains towards Ashton and Robertson and from there on...

Fredo Blog is back in its new jacket – and we head to Christmas

Summer is in full swing in South Africa – Christmas is around the corner and it is time for the sun and the sea – and for lazy evenings around the fire enjoying a good old South African braai. Fredo Blog has its new jacket and we hope you are going to enjoy it. We are...

Old Jan Huppelbeen and a few quiet smokes to calm the nerves

Old Jan Huppelbeen visited us the other night, just when the first hot day of the summer arrived. Stirred by the sudden warmth after a cold winter, a bit of national pride over the Springbok’s win in New Zealand, as well as the news that emerged from the...

Why do people visit Franschhoek?

During our stay in Franschhoek we kept asking ourselves why people are streaming to Franschhoek to visit the town and the Valley. For us the French legacy and the beautiful environment have always been the outstanding features. [divider]The fact is that Franschhoek...

Mixed feelings as we visit Franschhoek again

Oh what it is like to wake up on a farm again and hear the cocks crowing from five to announce the new day. Here you do not need an alarm clock and this is the way things have been done for decades, if not centuries. [divider]We are in Franschhoek again and we are...

A special drive to Cape Town for Fredo and Janey

This drive today to Cape Town was special - because somewhere along the road we turned off the main road to explore the foothills of the Hex River Mountains. We stopped at Rooiberg Cellar near Robertson, which is a favourite for us on our travels. [divider]They bake...

We are packing to transfer to Namutoni for another happy seven nights

Namutoni has always been a particular favourite in terms of game viewing. It lies on the eastern side of the giant Etosha Pan and there are a number of very sustainable water holes within a short distance of the camp with its imposing old Fort. There is perhaps also a...

The Springbok enthrals Fredo and Janey in Etosha.

The middle to the west of Etosha is known for its large herds of Springboks. With the plains having plenty of food after the good rains, one finds them everywhere. They gather in small herds, but they are mostly dotted everywhere on and off the roads, of then...

Etosha rewards you when you least expect it

Fredo and Janey are now on their third comprehensive Etosha experience. Fourteen days in 2013, 21 days in 2015 and now 14 days in 2018 – this place grows in you. This is not the place you come to for a few days here and there, rushing from one water hole to the next,...

Namibia is green and grassed and Etohsa is alive with animals

Fredo and Janey arrived in Okaukeujo still talking of our last visit. It was dry and dusty and the animals gathered at a few water holes where they could still drink. In this area of the park we found lions everywhere and there was a mixture of other animals. This...

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During the summer months – from October till April – the valleys of the Cape region provides the best of summer fruits – look out for our stories on grapes, peaches, nectarines, plums, apples and pears! We also write about our wonderful avocadoes and citrus fruits, and our berries and cherries!

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